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Beaufort West woman arrested for attempting to bribe a traffic cop

Officials say the woman offered the officer a R200 bribe to avoid a speeding fine.

FILE: The woman had allegedly been speeding outside the Karoo town of Beaufort West earlier today when she was stopped. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape traffic officials say a woman has been arrested for reportedly attempting to bribe a traffic officer.

The woman had allegedly been speeding outside the Karoo town of Beaufort West earlier today when she was stopped.

Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said, "Our officers in Beaufort West just arrested a 51-year-old woman for exceeding the speed limit. The fine that she would have got was R700 for the speed offence but instead she offered the officer R200."