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Motorist to appear in court on bribery charges

Published:Tuesday | February 26, 2008 | 9:38 AM

A man who attempted to bribe members of the Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF) in downtown Kingston last week is to appear in the Half Way Tree Resident Magistrate’s court today.

Raphael Walker, 45, of Seaview Gardens in Kingston is to answer to charges of bribery and resisting arrest.

Mr. Walker was charged after he offered to pay a policeman $800 to drop traffic charges against him.

According to the police, around 10.45 am last Wednesday, Mr. Walker was spotted committing a traffic offence at the intersection of West Queen Street and West Street.

The police said he was being prosecuted, when he offered them money to avoid the charges.

The police said Mr. Walker resisted arrest and tried to escape while being accosted.