The trial will start today of a driver who attempted to bribe police officers in Calvia when he tested positive for alcohol, having caused a multiple crash.

In April 2015 in Costa d'en Blanes, the accused was driving early in the morning, having drunk considerably. He lost control of the car and crashed into a number of parked cars. The impact was so great that one of the cars was pushed into another.

At the police station he was given a breath test. It registered a positive result of 0.98 milligrams of alcohol per litre of expelled air.

The prosecution alleges that he said to the officers that he had heard that the police were corrupt. He asked them how much money would be needed to settle the matter. He showed them 460 euros that were in his wallet and offered to get more from his home.

Because of this, the prosecution is calling for a sentence of five years and five months. The five years are for bribery and the five months are for an offence against road safety.

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Louisa / Hace over 3 years

It's. It so ridiculous this story. In 2004 we were drinking in a club and my friend decided to drive home. We were stopped by police in Pollensa my friend was three times over the limit !! . After some time they agreed to follow us to a service till point and asked for 600 euros which was a lot of money in those days , in cash, and we gave it to the police and then they let my friend drive home saying be careful on the way back ! what is this of it's not corruption ? It does go on as I saw it with my own eyes and was there when the police took the cash .

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Andy Rawson / Hace over 3 years

He would have got away with it if his surname was Cursach...

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