Boston commuter ticketed for using dummy in HOV lane
WHDH.COM July 13, 2010
BOSTON — A commuter was ticketed for driving with a mannequin as a fake passenger.
State Police spotted a 23-year-old woman driving with a mannequin on Route I-93 South.
According to police, the woman used the mannequin to get away with driving in the carpool lane in order to avoid traffic.
“It’s bumper to bumper about 10 miles an hour,” said one man.
Police said the giveaway was the mannequin’s arm, because it wasn’t moving at all.
Police are not exactly sure where that driver got the mannequin.
She was given a $35 ticket and the mannequin was placed in police custody.