SALEM, Ore --The Oregon Supreme Court says officers can no longer use a broken tail light or failure to sign to look for illegal guns or drugs.
The ruling says officers have to stick to questions reasonably related to the reason the driver was pulled over. It ends law enforcement's ability to turn a routine traffic stop into a fishing expedition for a more serious offence.
Law Enforcement Agencies are in stages of reviewing the ruling and creating new instructions for officers. The Salem Police Department says they're waiting for guidance from attorneys.
Oregon State Police are working on a training bulletin.