Police forced to break car window, use stun gun on "constitutionalist"

The Herald reports that a man was pulled over yesterday on Ballinger Way just east of I-5. He refused to cooperate with the police and locked himself in the car:

The driver, a 45-year-old Olympia man, first refused to provide identification. He called himself a “constitutionalist” and challenged the trooper’s legal authority.

The man was driving with a suspended license.

The driver locked his car doors and rolled up his windows.

Backup was called after the driver repeatedly failed to obey the trooper’s commands.

Troopers broke out the car’s window and used an electric shock stun gun to subdue the driver, Leary said.

Read more at the Herald.

UPDATE: The Seattle Times has more info on the stop. Apparently there was a pit bull in the car as well.

  1. Driving is a licensed privilege, hence the need for a valid license.

    I can’t find any legal requirement in the RCW for pedestrians (bus/taxi passengers for longer distances) to carry ID. Problem solved. 🙂

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