May 15,2008 00:00
ALBUQUERQUE -- Former Albuquerque news reporter Erika Ruiz's husband is suing KRQE-TV for allegedly probing his past in an attempt to end the couple's engagement.
Shawn Bryan is requesting $25,000 in damages for emotional suffering he claims to have experienced after KRQE performed the alleged snooping, the Albuquerque Journal reported.
Bryan said the station went against the Drivers Privacy Protection Act in 2006 when it used his license plate number to dig up information that could hurt his relationship with his fiancee Ruiz. The couple was married early last year.
"For all the wrong reasons, KRQE took it upon themselves to do a background check based on my client's license plate to determine what, if anything, they could find damaging to share with his then-fiancee, Erika Ruiz," attorney Sam Bregman said.
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