Video of Colorado couple's Salina arrest goes viral

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SALINA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Colorado driver Tia Jones had just been pulled over by deputies in Saline County. But instead of handing over her driver's license she recorded the incident using Facebook live. Her passenger Jonathan Ayers claimed the officers violated their constitutional rights.

The argument went on for more than 15 minutes, as deputies grew more frustrated. They called for backup, then shattered the passenger side window while another deputy points what's known as a less-lethal weapon that shoots a baton round.

Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan says Kansas law is pretty clear on driver's licenses. 

"Driver's license must be carried with you at all times and displayed upon command."

He says his deputies used great restraint, eventually taking both the driver and the passenger into custody for obstruction. Jones was later charged with driving with a suspended license.

Ayers and Jones say a traffic violation isn't upheld by the constitution, nor do they need a driver's license to travel on public roadways. 

Sheriff Soldan disagrees and says had the couple followed the law things would have gone much differently. 

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