A North Dakota man is accused of offering
a Highway Patrol trooper up to $3,000 to let him go after he was
arrested for drunken driving.
27-year-old Matthew Hystad, of Mandan, is charged with Class C
felony bribery. He has not been asked to enter a plea.
Authorities say Hystad was initially pulled over for driving 72
mph in a 55 mph zone. He was then arrested for driving under the
Court documents show that Hystad first offered trooper Derek
Arndt $2,000 to let him go and later upped the proposal to $3,000.
Hystad pleaded guilty Friday to drunken driving. He was
sentenced to five days in jail.