Skip to comments.Lawsuit: Man Arrested, Searched For Marijuana Solely For Having Colorado License Plate
Posted on 03/30/2014 2:38:34 PM PDT by CedarDave
Boise, Idaho (CBS SEATTLE) An Idaho state trooper arrested and fully searched a 70-year-old Washington mans vehicle solely because he had a Colorado license plate a state where marijuana is legal a federal license plate profiling lawsuit alleges.
Darien Roseen was driving along I-84 between his second home in Colorado and Washington state on Jan. 25 when Idaho State Trooper Justin Klitch immediately pulled out from the Interstate median and began rapidly accelerating to catch up to Roseen, according to the complaint in a Courthouse News Service report. Exiting at a designated rest area, Roseen says he became uncomfortable that Klitch had followed him though he had not done anything wrong.
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At no point did Trooper Klitchs line of questioning relate to Mr. Roseens alleged improper driving pattern, the complaint states. Instead, Trooper Klitch immediately accused Mr. Roseen of transporting something illegal.
Roseens attorney, Mark Coonts, told Courthouse News that his clients constitutional rights were given no regard.
We believe that Americans should be able to travel interstate highways without being harassed and unlawfully detained because of license-plate profiling, said Coonts. Our client, Mr. Roseen, is a 70-year-old retiree who was returning from his daughters baby shower. He was stopped in Idaho and deprived of his constitutional rights because he was driving a car with a license plate from a state that ISP associated with marijuana.
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At least they didn't give him an anal cavity search like at least two cases in southwestern NM following a traffic stop.
The Country is LOST!
Right, and also lucky for him he didn’t have say $500 or $1000 in cash on him, or they would have seized that in all likelihood.
This sh*t has got to stop, excuse my language.
When did the cop stop abusing minors?
We have a local cop that pulls this crap with everybody. Officer Swanson.
Read another article that more people are coming forward with similar treatment. This is really sad. We visited Idaho in 2010... would have been very disappointed to have been stopped based on our plates.
But, most importantly, the cop went home safe that night.
Am I right?
Gun owners should be watching this one carefully. From time to time, I’ve heard of drivers from ‘pro-gun ownership’ states being pulled over in places like NYC and DC due to the suspicion that the driver could have firearms in their vehicle.
Read the entire story from the Courthouse News link above. Very scary; his rights were violated from the start.
What County should I be avoiding?
All I have to say about this is, get over it. I mean, I was stopped so many times in my youth because I had long hair, searched, handcuffed while they did it, and even accused of planning a crime. Each time they let me go, no charges. It’s what they do. Fascists will always harasses us
UUHH...OOHH!! Here we go.
In a few months, the State Police will have the opportunity to stop vehicles from a second state with legal MJ - Washington.
I NEVER attempt to cross Ill. with Lib’ “contraband”.
Idaho what is wrong with you?
Well, that should provide many hours of entertainment given the numbers of Wash. plates attempting to traverse the I-da-Ho' land mass.
Bingham. Particularly Shelley. This one is total a hole.
I looked a bit and this Klutz trooper sounds like another typical jackboot.
Idaho is surrounded by states allowing medical, or just plain smoking, pot.
60’s hippies were actually Libertarians....