A Wrentham man faces bribery charges for allegedly offering a Rhode Island state trooper $2,000 to escape an arrest for driving without a license, the Associate Press is reporting.
Police say Freddy Romano of Wrentham was stopped last week while driving his Hummer in the breakdown lane of Interstate 95 during rush hour. He did not have a driver's license.
Police officials say Romano offered the state trooper a $1,000 bribe to escape arrest and falsely claimed his daughter had recently died.
When the trooper refused, Romano allegedly doubled his offer and promised to do construction work at the officer's home. Romano was arrested and charged with bribing a public official, driving without a license and obstructing an officer. He was carrying $2,500 in his wallet.
Romano could not be reached for comment.
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