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DUI suspect allegedly tried to bribe Jeffersontown Police officer

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Josue Velasquez (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Josue Velasquez (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Jeffersontown Police say they arrested a man for DUI after he allegedly tried to bribe an officer to let him go.

According to an arrest report, the incident took place Wednesday, just before 9:30 p.m. near the interchange between S. Hurstbourne Pkwy. and I-64.

Police say 24-year-old Josue Velasquez was driving when he struck another vehicle that was going northbound on S. Hurstbourne Pkwy. According to a witness, Velasquez then "drove erratically" in an attempt to get away, but stopped a short distance away.

Police say that when an officer arrived, Velasquez had no driver's license, auto insurance or vehicle registration. He allegedly had bloodshot eyes, and a strong odor of alcohol could be detected around him.

Officers say a language barrier made it difficult to communicate with him.

Velasquez was placed in the back of a police vehicle, where he allegedly offered an officer $200 to let him go. While en route to Metro Corrections, police say he took off his seat belt, hit his head on the windows and tried to position himself so that his handcuffs were in front of his body rather than behind it.

He repeatedly banged his head against a concrete wall, according to the arrest report, and -- while in a holding cell -- he urinated next to another suspect.

He was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving without a valid operator's license, bribery of a public servant and driving without auto insurance.

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