24-year-old Arielle Engert was pulled over for suspected DUI just before 3 a.m. on Wednesday, August 30th, in Clearwater, Florida. Unfortunately for her, however, this was just the beginning of her problems.
After failing the field sobriety tests and blowing a blood alcohol content over twice the legal limit and then admitting to having a bit of weed in her purse, it seemed sheâ€™d do anything to get out of the charges. Well, actually, it was primarily one thing she was offering to do â€“ and she attempted to offer just that â€“ three different times to three different officers. Ariella apparently believed she excelled at the oral arts.
Officer Brian Sudbrink transported her to the county jail and was the first to receive her offer to â€˜perform fellatio and other sex actsâ€™ if heâ€™d drop the two misdemeanor charges. He declined. As she was being processed into the facility, a small bag of cocaine was found in her bra. This added charges of possession of narcotics and introduction of contraband into a detention facility, both felonies, to her charges. With the new charges came, you guessed it, two new offers to the two officers booking her â€“ Officer Obed Munoz and Officer Eric Biddle â€“ both of whom also declined.
So…three counts of bribery were added to her two misdemeanors and two felonies, for a total of seven charges in all.
Apparently finding humor in all of this, judging by the smile in her mugshot, Ms. Engert was released after posting $5,150 bond on Tuesday, September 1st. Sheâ€™s due back in court on September 24th.