Florida DUI Suspect Charged With Bribery

By Mary Ann

A Florida driver, pulled over for DUI, faces felony charges of bribery.

Mark L. Tearney offered two Brevard County Sheriff’s deputies $500 to take a breath test in his place. He has been charged with two counts of bribery, along with a misdemeanor DUI offense and a citation for speeding in an enhanced penalty zone.

The officers were watching for speeders in a construction zone when they clocked an SUV doing 106 mph.

Allegedly, during field sobriety tests, Tearney said, “I know this is a stupid question, but what if I gave you each $500 to take the test for me.”

Tearney has two previous DUI arrests.

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