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When the police search you they may pat down your outer clothing only. He cannot squeeze or reach into your pockets unless he believes he has felt a weapon after patting your down.
Yes, you typically have the right to refuse to a search of yourself and your car. If the police did not see this happen, then cannot testify that you broke any traffic laws. The will have to make the other driver come and testify which is not likely to happen. If there is no eye witness testimony to prove the case, then it should get dismissed. Once that happens, you can file a complaint against this officer.