Student records interaction with cops during July 4th DUI checkpoint

Monday 08th, July 2013 / 10:45

UPDATE: The Tennessee Highway Patrol has released video of the exchange between the Rutherford County Sherriff’s department and Chris Kalbaugh, the 21-year-old student responsible for posting a YouTube video of a controversial DUI checkpoint from July 4.

In the new video, officers say that they found marijuana seeds in Kalbaugh’s car, but Kalbaugh says in the video that he’s never used the drug.

“They did not even confirm to see if it was (marijuana). They did not test it. Surely if I had drugs in my car, they would have arrested me, but I was let go with no charges. I’m sure they knew that is not actually drugs,” Kalbaugh said in the story.

The student admitted that he decided on July 3 to intentionally drive to the DUI check point and see what officials would do if he refused to roll down to talk to them.

The Rutherford County Sherriff’s Department told News Channel 5 that the deputy in the video did nothing wrong, and they did not violate Kalbaugh’s constitutional rights.

Kalbaugh even went as far as taking a drug test and submitting proof to News Channel 5 that he didn’t have marijuana in his system.

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This video was taken not too far from where PowerBlock is shot. A college student approaches a DUI checkpoint on July 4, 2013, and is interrogated and searched by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s

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