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If awards were given for “Dumb Things to Say to a Cop”, Martin Johnson would be a shoo-in.

Speeding past a police station was only the beginning of Martin Johnson’s problems, authorities say.

He almost hit a squad car pulling out of the station, reeked of booze when he was finally stopped by the police car, had a water bottle filled with liquor in the center console and could barely walk when he got out of his car, according to the police report.

Then the real trouble began, police say.

“I’ll give you $5,000 if you’ll let me go,” Johnson told the officers, according to the police report.

“Where are you going to get $5,000 from?” one of the officers asked.

Johnson handed over a flash drive. “Just look into my thumb drive, you the police, you figure it out,” he said, according to the police report.

On the drive police said they found lists of credit card and Social Security numbers and other financial information on people, the report states.

Johnson was arrested around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Two officers were leaving the Harrison District police station when they saw his car speeding past and crossing the center line and “almost striking their squad car,” according to the police report.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-cops-speeding-dui-driver-almost-hits-squad-tries-to-bribe-officer-20120607,0,5729504.story

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