Dirty windshield leads to traffic stop, drug arrest by Pa. cops

Police officers block an intersection in East Oakland during an intense manhunt for two suspects who shot officers during a traffic stop. Four officers are critically wounded and one suspect is dead following the manhunt, which ended in a second exchange of gunfire, March 21, 2009.

(CBS/AP) HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. - Even if you're not "clean," you still need to make sure your windshield is.

A Pennsylvania judge says a dirty  windshield was a good enough reason for police to initiate a traffic stop that eventually led to drug charges against two people.

Blair County Judge Tim Sullivan said Thursday a state trooper acted lawfully in pulling over James Rupp last February. Sullivan said the truck's grimy windshield was obscuring Rupp's view of the roadway so the traffic stop was legal.

The Altoona Mirror reports Trooper Steven Lucia found Rupp and a passenger acting suspiciously, prompting them to be taken into custody. Subsequent searches turned up heroin and drug paraphernalia.

Rupp is due in court again May 9.