Traffic Police Stop (Bribery Attempt) | Warning

Nicaragua

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35.2 masl
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Not sure if these are the exact correct coordinates, maybe +/- a few KM in either direction, but there was a police checkpoint and we got pulled over. Told we had “illegally crossed the middle yellow line” and had to pay a fine. Then they said $50 and we could go. Then went down to 700C. They threatened to keep our (old) license until we paid at the bank and said we couldn’t get our license back until the next day (eventually said we’d have to wait 15 days, lol).

We never paid, just kept wasting their time. Took us 30 minutes. Said we’d rather pay at the bank than give them a ‘multa’. Eventually, they let us off and even gave us back our license.

Maybe 8-10km after (correction going to Costa Rica) there was another police check point.

Advice: in this area, don’t speed and don’t cross any solid yellow lines, even if all the locals do it.

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Not sure if these are the exact correct coordinates, maybe +/- a few KM in either direction, but there was a police checkpoint and we got pulled over. Told we had “illegally crossed the middle yellow line” and had to pay a fine. Then they said $50 and we could go. Then went down to 700C. They threatened to keep our (old) license until we paid at the bank and said we couldn’t get our license back until the next day (eventually said we’d have to wait 15 days, lol).

We never paid, just kept wasting their time. Took us 30 minutes. Said we’d rather pay at the bank than give them a ‘multa’. Eventually, they let us off and even gave us back our license.

Maybe 8-10km after (correction going to Costa Rica) there was another police check point.

Advice: in this area, don’t speed and don’t cross any solid yellow lines, even if all the locals do it.

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