Isn’t it great that we live in a free country? Imagine living in one of those commie police states where the cops can stop you and demand to see your papers for no reason.
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
DUI checkpoints are problematic for civil libertarians. The courts have given them their approval, but what the courts say is permissible and what really happens at the side of the road are two different things.
This guy has got brass balls. I would not have done it. Cops tend to dislike people who assert their constitutional rights. People like that often find themselves being charged with “obstructing, resisting or delaying” the po-po. You could even get tazed, bro. You might eventually beat the rap but you’ll still take the ride and spend the night in jail.
You can try suing but it’s gonna be your word against the word of all those fine, upstanding officers who have no reason to lie.
Verdict: Bad cop, no donut!