He said my plate was not visible (from 100 feet), so that’s why he pulled up behind me and turned his headlights off. At the stop, once outside of the vehicle, I noticed that one LP light was burned out, the other was pretty dirty.
FYI, years ago I got pulled over by DPS for same reason. Got out, wiped the grime off the light and viola, all lit up again. He let me go w/o any incident. BIG difference between DPS & the local gestapo squad.