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Fri., April 11, 2014, 8:34 a.m.

Is ISP Profiling Cars From Pot States?

Paul Dungan says he was license-plate profiled in Idaho. (SR photo: Dan Pelle)

Paul Dungan of Spokane said he was pulled over by the Idaho State Police and accused of carrying marijuana in his car, simply because he has Washington license plates and drives with his windows down. Dungan’s account of license-plate profiling, in which he claims he was detained by the ISP on Interstate 84, is similar to that of a Colorado man who has sued the agency after being stopped, detained and searched at the same rest area where I-84 crosses into Idaho from Oregon en route to Boise because of his license plates. The Idaho State Police released video of that traffic stop this week. More here.

Question: Should the ISP profile vehicles from Colorado and Washington, where marijuana is legal?




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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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