Crime

Woman accused of trying to bribe Fircrest police officer

When a Fircrest police officer pulled Rajean Sanders over early Sunday, the incident went from bad to worse.

Court records give this account of what happened:

The officer stopped the 20-year-old because her vehicle had a defective license plate light. Before he could tell Sanders why he’d pulled her over, she got out of her car and told him she was going to walk to a friend’s house.

Sanders initially gave the officer the wrong name and told him she had no identification, vehicle registration or proof of insurance.

When the officer checked on her in his system, he found she had a suspended or revoked driver’s license.

Sanders allegedly asked the officer, “Could I just give you $40 and you forget this?”

The officer told her she was under arrest but she refused to put her hands behind her back. The officer called for backup and after a brief scuffle, Sanders was handcuffed and taken into custody.

She told police her sister was a high-priced attorney in Seattle, and “I am going to make you pay for what you did,” according to charging papers.

Pierce County prosecutors on Monday charged her with bribery, resisting arrest and third-degree driving on a suspended or revoked status.

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