AN AMERICAN who was pulled over by police for alleged reckless driving claimed he was the “King of Scotland” and should therefore be granted immunity.
Nicholas Baron James, 35, from Denver was spotted shortly after midnight last Monday when police from Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado noticed him weaving in and out of lanes.
According to a police report, Mr James refused to pull over for almost a mile and was spotted reaching for a weapon.
Officers conducted a “felony traffic stop” where the suspect went on to claim he was the “Heir to the Throne of Scotland” and called “King Solomon”.
He then demanded that officers call the U.S. Department of State to check on his diplomatic immunity saying that this should prevent his arrest.
The Longmont police report also alleges that Mr James refused to take a blood test on the grounds that his blood was “golden”.
A search by police found a large knife in his car and during the time of the arrest Mr James is accused of dropping a prescription painkiller pill on the ground.
A spokeswoman for Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said: “Mr James’ charges are listed below. We will not have the arrest record until he is released from custody.”
Among the seven charges stated are: “Possible use of I/II/Ketamine, violation of arrest, owner operated unins[ured], driving under the influence, lane usage violation.”
He currently remains in custody at the Boulder County Jail.
The title of King of Scots fell out of use in 1707 when the Kingdoms of Scotland and England merged.
According to tradition, the first King of Scots was Kenneth MacAlpin who founded the state in 843.