SALT LAKE CITY — A woman who was about to be arrested for DUI got herself into more trouble Wednesday when she twice offered a bribe troopers to let her go, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

The incident comes on the heels of another woman charged less than a week ago in a similar case in which prosecutors say she offered a $1,000 bribe to a UHP trooper to avoid a DUI arrest.

On Wednesday, troopers say Christina Nicole Vanatta, 30, hit a semitrailer pulling double tankers. The trooper investigating the crash noticed signs of possible impairment, had Vanatta perform field sobriety tests and then placed her under arrest, according to a police affidavit.

While being transported to UHP’s Murray office “she offered me $1,000 dollars to let her go. While at the office, she offered to show me and a female trooper her breasts,” the trooper wrote in his report.

After a blood draw was conducted, Vanatta was taken to the Salt Lake County Jail and booked for investigation of soliciting a bribe of a public official, DUI, failing to stay in one lane and not having her driver’s license on her.

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Should the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office formally files the same charges that the troopers suspect she committed, a DUI offense would be a class B misdemeanor and a bribe a third-degree felony.

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