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Kentucky Law Enforcement Violates Fourth Amendment

Written By Jeff Siegel

Posted February 11, 2014

kypullIf you live in Kentucky, be sure not drink any coffee on your way to work.


Because starting today, law enforcement in the Bluegrass State is looking to catch you in the act of coffee-drinking while driving.

No, it’s not illegal to drink coffee in your car. But that doesn’t matter according to the folks who just launched Operation R.A.I.D.

This catchy little title, which stands for “Remove Aggressive, Impaired and Distracted Drivers from Kentucky Roadways,” is a wonderful way for law enforcement to force you into checkpoints where you will be illegally searched.

That’s right.

Although there is no law against drinking coffee while driving, Operation R.A.I.D. gives state troopers a sort of free pass on the Constitution.

This unethical and illegal program will be in place for a full year. So I’m actually thinking about taking a trip down there, armed with two things: A delicious cup of organic, fair trade coffee and a copy of the Bill of Rights!