Driver: We were profiled for having Colorado plates

Driver: We were profiled for having Colorado plates

Driver: We were profiled for having Colorado plates

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by KUSA

KREM.com

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 8:15 AM

KUSA - A Colorado couple says they were pulled over just because they had Colorado plates.

David Adkins and his girlfriend Kay Harmon traveled to California in a white, Chevy Avalanche in January. Just 20 minutes outside of Las Vegas, they say an undercover Nevada State Trooper was behind them following a different driver who was speeding when the trooper quickly got behind them and turned on his lights.

"There was no reason for him to pull us over," Adkins said. Why did he pull us over? Only because we had a Colorado license plate and he stuck his head in there and started sniffing as soon as he came up to the car."

Adkins says the police officer asked if he was tired and claimed he was swerving. Adkins contends he was only swerving because he was watching the trooper in his rearview mirror.

A few other Colorado drivers claim they have been pulled over and cops have sniffed their car to see if they can smell marijuana, now that it is available recreationally.

Nevada State Patrol says a trooper must have probable cause to pull over someone, and swerving is considered probable cause.

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