A New York woman has been ticketed for driving in a carpool lane with a fake passenger she outfitted with a briefcase, authorities said.
The driver was pulled over during Thursday morning rush hour on the Long Island Expressway in Dix Hills.
Suffolk County police said the woman was driving in a high-occupancy vehicle lane, which is restricted for travel during busy times unless a driver has a passenger.
The dummy was made of a pile of clothes topped with a baseball hat, according to police. The fake front seat passenger also had a briefcase.
The dummy was not wearing a seat belt in photos issued by police.
The 61-year-old driver was issued tickets for violating HOV lane violations and for driving an unregistered and uninspected vehicle.