Washington Man Steps Forward as Victim of License-Plate Profiling in Idaho

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Paul Dungan of Spokane, Wash., said he had been accused of carrying marijuana by an Idaho State Police officer because of his Washington state license plates and driving with his windows down. - DAN PELLE PHOTO
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  • Paul Dungan of Spokane, Wash., said he had been accused of carrying marijuana by an Idaho State Police officer because of his Washington state license plates and driving with his windows down.


Yet another man from a state where marijuana has been decriminalized is alleging he has been license-plate profiled by the Idaho State Police, the Spokesman-Review reports

Paul Dungan, 58, of Spokane, Wash., said that he was pulled over by an ISP officer for having Washington license plates and having his windows rolled down, and accused of having marijuana in his car.

"I was definitely profiled," Dungan said. "...What a horrible feeling."

Dungan said he drives with his windows down in warm weather to keep himself awake.

According to ISP spokeswoman Teresa Baker, the ISP had no record of Dungan's traffic stop.

Dungan's story is similar to that of Darien Roseen of Colorado, who made a similar claim that he had been profiled on account of his Colorado license plates following a January 2013 traffic stop on I-84.