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SURPRISE, Ariz. -

A man is seeking $500,000 from an Arizona city for his arrest on a drunken driving charge even though a breath-alcohol test showed he hadn't consumed any alcohol.

Jessie Thornton was cited in a Dec. 7 traffic stop in the Phoenix suburb of Surprise, but the charge was dismissed nearly two months later after a blood test revealed no signs of mind-altering drugs in his body.

"He tells me to take my glasses off. I take my glasses off.  He says you've got bloodshot eyes. I said I've been swimming at LA Fitness, he said uh no," said Thornton.

Thornton, who is black, filed a $500,000 notice of claim against the city in late April alleging he's the victim of racial profiling by Surprise police.

Messages left at the Surprise Police Department weren't immediately returned Monday.

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