Cops: NY Driver Used Mannequin In Car Pool Lane

The tip-off was the sunglasses.

A New Yorker faces a $135 traffic fine for using a mannequin as her "plus one" in the high-occupancy vehicle lane of the Long Island Expressway.

An alert sheriff's deputy on Long Island became suspicious this week when he saw the "passenger" wearing sunglasses and using the visor. The problem: The sky was overcast.

When he stopped the vehicle, he found the mannequin, fully dressed with a long dark wig, blazer, shirt and scarf.

The 61-year-old driver left with a summons.

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  • by Kris Location: Williamsotn on Feb 4, 2010 at 10:24 AM
    YOU GO GIRL!!!!!
  • by Darren on Feb 4, 2010 at 10:14 AM
    Smart lady, just not that smart LOL! Anonymous at 2-4 7:33 p.m., your wife would proably leave you if she saw you put that up there.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 4, 2010 at 06:08 AM
    technically she had a passenger lol
  • by Anonymous on Feb 4, 2010 at 05:27 AM
    I wear my sunglasses when it is overcast. They are prescription so I wear them whenever I drive during the day.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 4, 2010 at 04:33 AM
    I carry my dummy with me. My wife.
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Feb 4, 2010 at 04:22 AM
    That was a clever Senior moment. I admire her creativity. Maybe, she was trying to prevent a 'car jacking'.

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