Italian man bribes policeman, judge says it's not enough to be corruption
A man who was driving a motorcycle in Italy was pulled over by authorities and charged with drunk driving.
Now obviously being in that situation is bad for a lot of reasons, but this man managed to make it even worse for himself by attempting to bribe the policeman who pulled him over.
The motorcyclist tried to bribe the officer by giving him 100 Euros (£75).
Not only did the bribe not work, but the policeman reported the incident and the motorcyclist had to face a judge on the charge of attempting to bribe the officer.
However, in a bizarre turn of events, the judge ruled that the 100 euro sum wasn't enough money to be deemed corruption.
The man was convicted of drunk driving and was fined 6,200 euro (£4,700) and he could even spend up to a year in prison.
The law the judge used says 'an action is deemed corruption when the act is made with appropriate seriousness and that it's an attempt to psychologically unsettle the public official.'
So, the judge obviously found that the 100 euro not wasn't enough to 'unsettle' the officer in question!