Police: Officer offered $1M to release DUI suspect

In the patrol car, Daniel Cubias Ramos also said he "was going to shoot (the arresting officer) in the back of the head"


By Steve Burns
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — There’s a Scripture that says “ask and it will be given to you.”

According to a Cobb County arrest warrant, Daniel Cubias Ramos of Winder decided to test out that theory.

During a ride to the county jail, Daniel Cubias Ramos started negotiating with the officer who detained him. (Photo/Cobb County Sheriff's Office)
During a ride to the county jail, Daniel Cubias Ramos started negotiating with the officer who detained him. (Photo/Cobb County Sheriff's Office)

During a ride to the county jail, he started negotiating with the officer who detained him, Cobb police said.

If the officer released him, he would fork over $1 million.

Ramos had just been arrested in a church parking lot on Lower Roswell Road on a DUI charge.

What did he have to lose?

Apparently, a lot.

With that alleged offer, Ramos turned a misdemeanor case into a felony, police said.

The exchange occurred shortly after the officer pulled Ramos over on June 21.

The officer noticed “the strong odor of alcoholic beverage” on him and saw several open alcohol bottles in the car, according to the warrant. The officer also saw a small amount of marijuana.

Ramos ran after the officer asked him to take a field sobriety test, according to the warrant. The officer managed to catch him, and it eventually took five officers to subdue Ramos, police said.

In the patrol car, Ramos did not just offer to bribe the officer, police said.

He said he “was going to shoot (the arresting officer) in the back of the head,” according to the warrant. Ramos also allegedly used racial slurs and vulgarities toward the officer.

In addition to DUI, Ramos was booked in the county jail on terroristic threats, bribery multiple other offenses, according to jail records.

He was eventually released on $20,000 bond.

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©2017 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Atlanta, Ga.)

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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