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St. Petersburg police: After backing into cruiser, man tries to bribe officers to 'unarrest' him

ST. PETERSBURG — A 24-year-old St. Petersburg man is accused of bribing police and driving under the influence after he backed a minivan into a police cruiser on Sunday, police said.

Dustin Albert Robinson faces charges of driving under the influence and bribery. He was being held at the Pinellas County Jail Monday afternoon in lieu of $10,500 bail.

Police said Robinson backed into a marked St. Petersburg police cruiser in a 7-Eleven located at 3000 49th St. N. He failed several field sobriety tests and had a blood-alcohol content level of 0.143 and 0.150, above the 0.08 level at which Florida determines impairment.

After he was arrested, police said Robinson offered to pay officers Jason Harris and Juan Sastre $100 each to "unarrest" him and let him leave.

It didn't work.

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St. Petersburg police: After backing into cruiser, man tries to bribe officers to 'unarrest' him 03/14/11 [Last modified: Monday, March 14, 2011 3:40pm]
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