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Driver Busted in HOV Lane With Dummy Made of Clothes

The dummy was made of a pile of clothes topped with a baseball hat and had a briefcase

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    Suffolk County Police Department
    A dummy made of clothes, a briefcase and hat in a car that was stopped on the Long Island Expressway.

    A New York woman has been ticketed for driving in a carpool lane with a fake passenger she outfitted with a briefcase, authorities said.

    The driver was pulled over during Thursday morning rush hour on the Long Island Expressway in Dix Hills.

    Suffolk County police said the woman was driving in a high-occupancy vehicle lane, which is restricted for travel during busy times unless a driver has a passenger.

    The dummy was made of a pile of clothes topped with a baseball hat, according to police. The fake front seat passenger also had a briefcase.

    The dummy was not wearing a seat belt in photos issued by police.

    The 61-year-old driver was issued tickets for violating HOV lane violations and for driving an unregistered and uninspected vehicle.