Trooper Allegedly Tried to Bribe Woman After Crash

Kimberly Wilson didn't take Sgt. Michael Roadside up on the alleged offer
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2015 2:22 PM CST

(Newser) – "His shirt was inside-out, his hair was disheveled, his belly and back were exposed." This is Kimberly Wilson's written description of the man she alleges rear-ended her at a rest stop on Oct. 26—a New Jersey state trooper. If that sounds weird, well, it gets weirder. Wilson says when she asked where Sgt. Michael Roadside's uniform and weapon were, he "opened his shirt, and a Bud Light cap and a loaded magazine fell to the ground," the Christian Science Monitor reports. Responding officers found Roadside smelling of booze, slurring his speech, and wearing a shirt that "was unbuttoned and appeared to have vomit on it," with open beer containers in his car, per police records obtained and released Tuesday by NJ Advance Media.

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What the officers were responding to was a 911 call Wilson made after she says she declined an offer Roadside allegedly made her: a check for $1,000 if she didn't report what happened. Roadside attributed his speech and walking issues to a recent surgery, saying, per the police report, "I had a prostate surgery. I'm on anesthesia right now." But the records show the 51-year-old's blood-alcohol level was allegedly twice the legal limit at 0.16%. He also happened to be wearing sweatpants on top on his uniform pants. He has been hit with multiple charges, including DWI, and suspended without pay. (Read more drunk driving stories.)

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