Bronx Driver Arrested for Trying to Bribe His Way Out of a Cellphone Ticket
If only he had been talking with his lawyer.
A Bronx driver stopped for talking on his cell phone tried to bribe a cop into letting him off with a warning, police said Tuesday.
Johnny Taylor, 69, offered a cop $60, then $100, to get out of a ticket for driving his 1998 Ford Windstar while on his cell phone on Undercliff Ave. at Sedgewick Ave. in Highbridge around 1 p.m., Monday, police said.
But the ploy to get off with a warning backfired, according to authorities.
Police arrested Taylor at the scene and charged him with obstructing government administration and bribing a public servant.
Fines for talking on a cell while driving range from $50 to $150 for a first time offense, according to the New York State DMV.
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