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October 26, 2012

Bribery charges dropped in Somerset woman’s towing case

SOMERSET — A Somerset woman charged with offering to bribe a police officer to avoid having her father’s car towed and impounded was fined for driving without a license and driving with a suspended license after the bribery charge was dropped.

Lindsay Burrows, 30, of Somerset, was fined $400 after explaining Thursday that her alleged bribery offer was intended as a “dig” at the officer – and that she didn’t have any money at the time anyway.

Somerset Officer Christopher Pile says he stopped Burrows in April because he mistakenly believed she had some outstanding arrest warrants. In the process, however, he learned her license was suspended and told her he had to impound the car.

That’s when Pile claims she asked, “Do you take bribes? I’ve got money,” according to a report by the the Daily American of Somerset.


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