Man busted for driving in HOV lane with dummy in backseat


A minimum of it was carrying its seatbelt.

A driver was busted in Brooklyn for cruising within the HOV lane with an all-too-real-looking dummy within the backseat, police stated Thursday.

The New Jersey man, whose title and age weren’t instantly accessible, was stopped Tuesday morning close to the Gowanus Expressway ramp headed towards the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, cops stated.

When an NYPD officer approached the automotive, they noticed the dummy within the backseat carrying a sweatshirt and sun shades, with a seatbelt wrapped round it.

“A motorist was stopped and issued a summons by @NYPDHighway Unit #2 Police Officer Gatto for driving within the Excessive Occupancy Car (HOV) Lane in #Brooklyn with a home made dummy within the backseat. #NYPD,” the NYPD unit tweeted.

The motive force was issued a summons for disobeying a visitors system — that being the HOV signal that prohibits single-occupancy drivers from touring in that lane, police stated.