CHP Busts Carpool Lane Cheater Seen Driving With Mannequin

CHP Busts Carpool Lane Cheater Seen Driving With Mannequin

News Staff

Reminder to drivers who hop in the carpool lane without any passengers with them: mannequins still don’t pass as real passengers.

One driver in the East Bay learned that lesson the hard way Tuesday morning.

While conducting a carpool lane enforcement operation on Highway 4, the California Highway Patrol ticketed the driver after realizing that they stashed a wig-wearing, sweatshirt-sporting mannequin in the front passenger seat of their car.

“Angel didn’t have much of a personality as a passenger when we met her this morning during our Carpool Enforcement on #hwy4 She just oddly stared at us while we issued her chauffeur a ticket for carpool violation,” the CHP Contra Costa office quipped in a tweet.