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Close Encounters w/Constitutionalists

Two separate incidents involving motorists and their view of the Constitution landed in magistrate court last week. A 53-year-old man was arrested and charged with five misdemeanors after he was pulled over by a St. Maries City Police officer. William Harold Johnson was charged with driving without privileges, resisting and obstructing an officer, two counts possession of concealed weapon and possession of a controlled substance. According to the police report, Johnson was initially pulled over at 9:02 p.m. July 9 by Officer Eric Bailey near Archie’s IGA because he was driving without headlights after sunset. ...Officer Bailey asked Johnson for his driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance. According to his report, Johnson replied he did not have a driver’s license and stated he did not need one because he was a constitutionalist. He argued he was traveling not driving/Summer Crosby, St. Maries Gazette Record. More here.

Question: And you thought all Constitutionalists in North Idaho had pledge their troth to the Republican Party?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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