This driver is a “dummy” for thinking she wouldn’t get caught using a fake passenger in the high occupancy vehicle lane.
A 61-year-old woman built a faux passenger out of clothes, a baseball hat and a briefcase that was resting on the seat, NBC Bay Area reported.
Candice Breen-Warren was in rush hour traffic on the Long Island Expressway in Dix Hills when Andrew Spina, a Suffolk County police officer, pulled her over and issued her multiple tickets, according to The New York Post.
The dummy failed to be secured with a seat belt, which could have obviously resulted in a ticket if the passenger was real.
On top of breaking the law for manipulating the carpool lane, Breen-Warren’s car was not registered or inspected.
The officer on scene issued the woman tickets for an unregistered and uninspected vehicle and for breaching HOV rules.
Most of us want to speed through endless traffic to get to our ultimate destination, but constructing a dummy passenger in order to do so is unnecessary.
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