A New York man was ticketed for putting a mannequin in his car’s passenger seat in order to use the HOV lane, police said.
Photo: Skitterphoto/Pixabay
Photo: Skitterphoto/Pixabay

Police: New York man drives with mannequin in front seat for HOV access

>> Read more trending news 

Highway Patrol Officer Andrew Spina was patrolling Monday afternoon on the Long Island Expressway when he became suspicious of the front seat passenger of a Saturn sedan, KABC-TV reported, citing the Suffolk County Police Department.

The officer pulled over the car. He found that James Britt, 34, of Centerreach, had placed a mannequin wearing a sweatshirt, sunglasses, hat and jeans in the front passenger seat.

Spina issued Britt a summons for the HOV occupancy violation.

Thank you for reading the Dayton Daily News and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Dayton Daily News. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.