Martin Johnson was arrested Tuesday around 5 p.m. on multiple counts including driving under the influence after allegedly speeding past the Harrison District police station and almost striking a police car. According to police reports, once Chicago officers curbed the vehicle, the believed that Johnson had been drinking and found open liquor in the vehicle. Johnson reportedly told officer’s “I’ll give you $5,000 if you’ll let me go.” He allegedly handed over a flash drive containing lists of credit card and Social Security numbers.
According to the Secretary of State, Johnson has been convicted of DUI three times and his license is currently revoked until 2021. In addition, he has previously been arrested eight times for driving with a revoked license. Johnson is not charged with DUI, bribery, and driving on a revoked license. The police department’s financial crimes unit is investigating the contents of the flash drive and additional charges may be filed.
As of midday Thursday, Johnson was being held at Cook County Jail on $60,000 bail.
In a flash, DUI arrest turns into something more, www.chicagotribune.com, June 8, 2012
Cops: Drunk man speeds by police station, offers $5,000 bribe, www.chicagotribune.com, June 7, 2012