KOTA KINABALU: A 27-year-old woman caught for drink driving got deeper into trouble when she allegedly offered a bribe of RM1,200 to a police officer to drop the case against her.
The Sarawakian woman, who operates a shop at a mall in the city, was ordered to be remanded for four days by magistrate Afiq Agoes after she was brought to the court by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday.
MACC deputy public prosecutor Mohd Faliq Basiruddin said that she is being investigated for offering a bribe to the police officer to avoid action being taken against her.
It was learnt that the woman, who was heading home from a night out session with friends on Saturday, was stopped at a roadblock by police outside the Centrepoint Complex at around 4am on Sunday.
She was taken to the Kota Kinabalu police headquarters in Karamunsing here.
However, when she was there, she had allegedly offered a bribe of RM1,200 to a police officer with the rank of assistant superintendent of police (ASP) to close the drink driving case.
The woman was immediately arrested and the case was referred to the MACC.
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