Suspect Tries To Bribe Cop, Asks To 'Do This Like They Do In Mexico'

Tom Gantert

DUI suspect Salvador Padilla Valle tried to bribe a Yakima police officer to get out of being arrested.

Yakima, WA – A drunk driver tried to bribe a Yakima police officer to let him off the hook on Tuesday.

The incident occurred after 66-year-old Salvador Padilla Valle hit the front side of a Dodge Ram pickup truck on State Route 91 on Tuesday, KIMA reported.

Valle told the Yakima police officer who responded to the crash that he had lost his vision while driving and that was what caused the two-vehicle wreck.

The officer suspected Valle had been drinking, according to KIMA.

Police administered a preliminary breath test to Valle and he blew a .167, which is more than double the legal limit in the state of Washington.

After he flunked the breath test, Valle tried to bribe the officer, KIMA reported.

“Can we do this like they do in Mexico?” Valle asked.

The officer asked him what he meant and Valle offered him $1,000 to let him go, KIMA reported.

So the officer explained that bribes were illegal.

Valle then repeated the offer of a bribe and told the police officer they could meet the next day at a local bank.

At that point, the police officer put Valle into his police vehicle and told Valle he was being recorded, KIMA reported.

But even that didn’t deter Valle from again trying to buy his way out of trouble.

Instead of backing down, he upped his ante to $2,000 and tried for a third time to bribe the officer while cameras in the police vehicle recorded the interaction, KIMA reported.

Valle was transported to Toppenish Astria Hospital for treatment of injuries from the crash, the Sunnyside Sun reported.

Upon release, he was arrested and booked into the Yakima County Jail.

Valle is facing charges of attempted bribery, driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, and driving without a court-ordered interlock device, the Sunnyside Sun reported.

He was held on a $15,000 bond.

Comments (20)
Saints
Saints

Thanks to the police officer for his caracter and professionalism and keep putting drunk drivers behind bars all day long....

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bryantrent
bryantrent

Yeah right

Jason942-
Jason942-

Sorry this ain’t Mexico. Law enforcement actually has standards and are enforced here.

Raymelson
Raymelson

Good job officer thank you

Lives Matter
Lives Matter

A little off course....

I've watched my Mom give bribes all the time to get out of speeding. Part of it was being pulled over when no infraction happened. It was a clear request for money. This was a place where a officer doesn't make enough to feed a large family. You tucked $20 behind the drivers license in the plastic card holder.

Mom got in trouble the first time when she didn't -know how to secretly bribe an officer- rules. She was crying the first time pulled over and tried to hand $50 right to the guy through the window. It was TOO much and hide it!

This was in the 80's in Malaysia when my Dad worked for Imperial Oil and ran a off-shore oil platform in the South China Sea. We were hired in Canada and it was certainly different going to a international school in a Muslim country. Having white skin was alien to many people there. My skin was touched to see if it is the same. Same with blond hair. Very weird and you just needed to understand.

Rules were rarely followed if you were an ex-pat. I went to a bar and had some hard cider with my brother on my 13th. I was a beer virgin. The whole scene was boring to me. Drinking age was 18 and there was truancy officers who would patrol malls and arcades.

Law enforcement by the poverty stricken. Bribes are nearly cultural in some places.

Marxest
Marxest

They bribe cops in America as well. Some cops are to eager to recieve them) Remember, a good number of the ranks of the American police officer are white racists and corrupt money grabbing pigs (Daniel Pantaleo, Micheal Slager, Mark Fuhrman, Joe Arpaio, Daniel Holtzclaw and Bernard Kerik just to name a few white skinned devils).

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Sounds like a Cheech and Chong skit...

JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

Go back to Mexico

Ghost_00000001
Ghost_00000001

This makes me laugh! Sure in Mexico you can pay your way out of anything, not so much on this side though. You are more than likely to be charged with bribery than to get away with bribery.

Popcop.M1
Popcop.M1

Too bad he couldn't get an instant shuttle into Mexico. Stop wasting tax payers dollars on these shitbags. It's bad enough with the radical left destroying American morals and values.

ikaika
ikaika

Not only was this guy a dangerous drunk driver, he was a repeat offender if he was supposed to have an ignition interlock device in his car. I hope he gets sentenced by a hardass judge.

ShadowGryphon
ShadowGryphon

"Valle told the Yakima police officer who responded to the crash that he had lost his vision while driving"

That's called "Passing out" LOL


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