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Driver allegedly offered cash bribe to police officers

A driver who allegedly attempted to bribe police and a p-plater have been charged with drink-driving over the weekend in outer South Western Sydney.

In one of the incidents officers from Liverpool City Traffic and Highway Patrol were performing stationary breath testing on the Hume Highway at Warwick Farm, when they stopped a Subaru Impreza at 8am yesterday.

The driver, a 52-year-old man, was subjected to a roadside breath test, returning a positive result.

He was arrested and taken to Liverpool Police Station, where he returned a breath analysis reading of 0.066.

Police will allege in court that while being transported in the police vehicle, the man produced a sum of cash from his pocket, offering it to officers.

The Bonnyrigg man was charged with giving or offering a bribe to member of NSW Police Force and low range PCA and is due to appear at Liverpool Local Court on March 10.

The second incident took place on Friday evening when officers from Camden Traffic and Highway Patrol were called to the Hume Highway off-road ramp at Narellan Road, Campbelltown, after motorists had stopped a Holden Utility that was allegedly driving erratically.

Police arrived and subjected the provisional driver, a 32-year-old man, to a roadside breath test, which returned a positive result.

He was arrested and taken to Campbelltown Police Station, where he returned a reading of 0.151.

The Harrington Park man was charged with driving with high range PCA and is due to appear before Campbelltown Local Court on February 9. His provisional licence was suspended.

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