Lawsuit: Man Arrested, Searched For Marijuana Solely For Having Colorado License Plate (CBS Seattle)
Monday March 31st, 2014
Boise, Idaho (CBS SEATTLE) – An Idaho state trooper arrested and fully searched a 70-year-old Washington man's 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 not "done anything wrong."