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Pa. Man Sues State Police Over Traffic Stop

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. A man in Pennsylvania wants compensation for his 29 days in jail. Alexander Bernstein is suing the state police. The Allentown Morning Call reports that police pulled him over. They found a powdered substance in his car, and a field test found it to be cocaine. That's why he spent the month locked up, before laboratory tests revealed the truth. Mr. Bernstein was behind bars all that time for transporting soap. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.