Man charged with trying to bribe deputy

May 13, 2010 4:14:06 PM PDT
A man who calls himself "Fast Eddie" was arrested after allegedly offering a bribe to a Cook County Sheriff's deputy.

Authorities say Edward Skopek offered the deputy $40 during a traffic stop last week in return for not writing a ticket.

Skopek has been charged with bribery of a public official.

Authorities say Skopek also had an open container of alcohol in his car.

He is scheduled to return to court next week.