A WOMAN allegedly caught driving while high on meth has been charged after she allegedly tried to pay a police officer to keep quiet and let her go.
The officer was patrolling the M1 on the NSW Central Coast around 11.40am on Friday when he was waved down by a passing motorist who alerted him to the woman.
Police said the concerned motorist claimed to have seen the woman driving erratically up the freeway in a black Holden Commodore.
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The officer caught up to the vehicle and followed it for a short distance before stopping it at Calga.
The 30-year-old woman behind the wheel allegedly tried telling the police officer a “mechanical issue” was to blame for the way in which the car was being driven.
The officer issued a red defect notice for the state of the vehicle, preventing it from being driven any further, and requested additional officers attend the scene.
That’s when it’s alleged the woman approached the officer and offered to pay him off in exchange for her release. The conversation was recorded on In Car Video.
The woman was subsequently arrested and taken to Gosford Police Station where she was subjected to an oral swab and allegedly tested positive to Methylamphetamine.
She was later charged with give/offer bribe to member of NSW Police and was remanded in custody to in Wyong Bail Court on Saturday.
Police say investigations are ongoing and further charges are likely to be laid.
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