Tennessee: Police agencies operating sobriety checkpoints need to train their officers as many citizens know and demand that their Constitutional rights be respected and PROTECTED by our law officers


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -A driver recorded his stop during a DUI checkpoint in Rutherford County and uploaded the video to YouTube.  By Saturday morning, less than 24 hours after it was posted, it had more than 1.3 million views and 22,000 likes.

The driver, Chris Kalbaugh, wrote on his YouTube page that the DUI checkpoint happened in Murfreesboro on July 4, 2013 and the deputy told him “it is okay to take away my freedom.”

In the video Kalbaugh approached the checkpoint with a camera recording from the passenger seat pointed toward the driver’s side window.

A deputy, identified on the video as A.J. Ross, asks Kalbaugh, who is not identified on the video, to roll down his window. The window is partially rolled down and Kalbaugh tells the deputy, “This is fine sir.”

The deputy responds,” Why is that fine?”

Kalbaugh replies, “Because I can hear you.”   The deputy then asks, “How old are you?”

Kalbaugh responds,” Is that a required question to answer?”

The deputy tells the driver it is a required answer.

Kalbaugh tells the deputy he is 21 years old.  In video the deputy then tells the driver ….MORE