Take things with a grain of salt.
Apparently, Epsom salt.
If he'd happened to have had the dog with him, and decided to have the dog give the car a once-over, fine.
Actually, NO. Read the ruling at http://www.supremecourt.gov/op...
I'll spare you... Read page 11... Basically SCOTUS is saying that you can't suddenly decide to do your traffic duties "expeditiously" to gain bonus time to do "other things", like a drug dog sniff. If your purpose is to write a ticket, that's it. Rodriguez declined a search, he was detained & searched anyway, and it was outside the scope of writing a traffic ticket (and the usual stuff that goes along with that--drivers license check, proof of insurance, checking for warrants, etc.) Case closed, 6-3.
Make headway at work. Continue to let things deteriorate at home.