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Drunk driving suspect allegedly offers New Mexico deputy $10K bribe to let him go; it didn’t work

A New Mexico man is facing charges after authorities say he attempted to bribe a sheriff”s deputy after being pulled over on suspicion of drunken driving stop.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Phillip Quintana was arrested early Saturday following an alleged $10,000 bribe and a promise to the deputy to “make you happier than you can imagine.”

Authorities say the 36-year-old Quintana was pulled over after his black Chevy Camaro was clocked going 72 mph in a 35 mph zone outside Santa Fe.

Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Segura says Quintana smelled of alcohol and refused an alcohol breath test.

Authorities found $25,275 cash, oxycodone pills and 35 grams of cocaine in Quintana’s car.

Quintana was charged with drunken driving, suspicion of bribery of a public officer and trafficking controlled substances.

It was not known if he had an attorney.

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