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

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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.

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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.

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