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Police: Drunken driver tried to bribe trooper, spit on him

Carrie Lynn Kooi offered a trooper money to let her go after she was pulled over for erratic driving


By PoliceOne Staff

ELKHART, Ind. — Police said a woman attempted to bribe a trooper then spit on him when he didn’t accept.

A trooper pulled over Carrie Lynn Kooi, 41, Monday after receiving a complaint of an erratic driver, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

A trooper pulled over Carrie Lynn Kooi, 41, Monday after receiving a complaint of an erratic driver. (Photo/Elkhart County Sheriff)
A trooper pulled over Carrie Lynn Kooi, 41, Monday after receiving a complaint of an erratic driver. (Photo/Elkhart County Sheriff)

Kooi was allegedly “swerving from lane to lane before pulling into a service plaza,” officials said. 

The trooper caught up with Kooi later and found the car parked near a gas pump with the motor still running and Kooi apparently sleeping inside.

The trooper knocked on Kooi’s window and began to speak to her but she “was slow to respond and uncooperative.”

A warrant was issued for a blood draw and Kooi was transported to the hospital. During the transport, Kooi allegedly offered the trooper money to let her go and spit on him several times when he refused.

She is charged with bribery, battery by bodily waste, resisting law enforcement and operating while intoxicated. 

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