Friday, February 6, 2009

Andrew Connor: Darwin Award Recipient

via: Newsday

A Mastic Beach man compounded his problems after he was arrested early Friday on a drunken driving charge: he then tried to bribe the arresting officer, Suffolk police said.

Andrew Connor, 34, of One Maple Place, was pulled over by a Suffolk SAFE-T Section cop on the south Sunrise Highway service road in Patchogue at 2 a.m., police said.

Then, as Officer Robert Mudzinski was driving him to the Fifth Precinct station house, Connor offered the officer money in exchange for dropping the drunken-driving charge, police said.

"He says, 'I got $2,000 to give you to let me go," said Det. Sgt. Daniel Molloy of Suffolk's Fifth Detective Squad.

Mudzinski's one-word response, according to Molloy?

"No."

With that, Connor was slapped with a bribery charge.

Connor, who Molloy said refused to take a chemical test to measure intoxication, was scheduled to be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Central Islip on charges of DWI and third-degree bribery.

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By the way, someone needs to explain to little Andy that SCPD officers do not make a McDonald's salary, like the NYPD officers (I'm kidding NYPD. Please do not shoot me!). They get paid a substantial amount of money to pull over hot chicks leaving Smith Point beach; and ticket people, as they pull out of their driveways, who happen to have expired inspection stickers.

4 Comments:

bt said...

Please stop mentioning the Darwin Awards if you do not know what it actually means. Doing something stupid does not qualify...killing yourself while doing something stupid does.

See: http://www.darwinawards.com/rules/

Nominees significantly improve the gene pool by eliminating themselves from the human race in an obviously stupid way.

Editor said...

bt said...

Thank you Debbie Downer. I'll take it into consideration next time.

bt said...

:) How about Freddy Fact-checker?

Editor said...

You got it!