Man claims he was arrested for ‘driving while black’

Posted at 11:30 AM, Jun 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-11 11:30:07-04

ARIZONA (PIX11) — One man in Arizona says his DUI arrest was a case of DWB — “driving while black.”

Jessie Thornton says when he got pulled over, a cop told him, “I can tell you’re driving under the influence by looking in your eyes.”

The man was arrested and given a breathalyzer.  What’s even more shocking, his blood alcohol level measured 0.0.

Charges were later dropped and Thornton has filed suit against his town.