The police in New York said that a man who was travelling in a high-occupancy lane was stopped when an officer noticed that something “didn’t look quite right”.
The Suffolk County Police Department took to Instagram to share that the driver had dressed up the back of the car seat to look like a passenger. He was travelling in an HOV lane, which is reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles with a driver and one or more passengers.
Officer Cody Exum stopped the driver, who has not been identified, on the Long Island Expressway at 9 am on Thursday when he noticed that the passenger was just the backrest of the seat dressed in a jacket and hat.
“One driver’s attempt to avoid rush hour traffic backfired this morning,” the police department said in an Instagram post.
Officer Exum noticed “the passenger in a vehicle in the HOV lane didn’t look quite right.”
The cop “pulled over the vehicle and observed the front seat passenger was not a passenger at all. It was the front seat dressed up to look like a person with a jacket pulled over the seat and a hat and hood on the headrest,” the post said.
The driver was ticketed for an HOV occupancy violation.
See the post below: