A lingerie model claimed she kept her money in her bra because she didn't have her purse with her, and she was only offering to pay a traffic ticket with it.
A jury, however, decided 25-year-old Joy Sartin was trying to bribe a police officer who had stopped her for rolling through a stop sign and other traffic infractions.
The 25-year-old says the cop who stopped her assumed she tried to bribe him because he had a bias against models. The officer, on the other hand, says Sartin blatantly asked him to take the money and forget that he ever stopped her.
When he pulled Sartin over, she admitted to having four days left on a one-year license suspension for drunken driving.
"I asked her why she was driving, and she said she didn't want to 'deal with TriMet and riding the bus,'" Berne said.
Berne wrote her a citation for driving while suspended and for a traffic infraction. He said he was going to have the car towed, too. Berne said Sartin seemed distressed and asked if this was going to affect her probation. That's about the time, he said, she pulled out the wad of cash out of her bra. She asked if she could pay the ticket right then. He said no. Then she asked again.
Berne said he asked her to explain if she wanted to pay for the ticket or if she wanted to pay to get out of it.
"She said, 'I will just pay you, and you tear up the ticket,'" Berne said.
Sartin, on the other hand, told a vastly different story. She said she took out the cash -- which she kept in her bra because she didn't have her purse with her -- because she earnestly wanted to pay the ticket.
Nonetheless, jurors quickly decided 11-1 that she was guilty of bribe-giving. The jury was unanimous in finding that she was driving while suspended.