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Man Claims To Be Sovereign Citizen During Traffic Stop

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A traffic stop took an interesting turn when a man facing a minor infraction informed police he didn't believe in their authority.

According to a court affidavit, police pulled over Adrian Jordan on Monday for failing to make a complete stop at a stop sign. Officers said Jordan refused to provide any information upon questioning.

When officers noticed an open container of what was believed to be alcohol, they said Jordan claimed to be a sovereign citizen and he didn't believe in the authority of Metro Government.

Most recently the sovereign citizen movement has been in the news, as it's considered an extreme anti-government group.

They have been tied to a traffic stop back in August in Louisiana that ended in the death of two sheriff's deputies.

It's the same movement that is tied to killing police in the past, like Jerry Cane and his son in West Memphis during a traffic stop.

According to the FBI website, the offenses people in this movement may seem minor, like a traffic violation, but that their behavior can quickly escalate to violence when face to face with authority.

NewsChannel 5 has learned Jordan is a Metro employee and works in a public library.

He was only charged with an open container violation, and was released on his on recognizance.

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