DIX HILLS, New York (AP)
Authorities in New York say a woman has been ticketed for driving in a carpool lane with a fake passenger - who even had a briefcase.
The driver was pulled over during morning rush hour on the Long Island Expressway in Dix Hills. Suffolk County police say the woman was driving in a high-occupancy vehicle lane, which is restricted for travel during busy times unless a driver has a passenger. Police say the dummy was made with a pile of clothes topped with a baseball hat. The fake front seat passenger even had a briefcase. However, the dummy was not wearing a seat belt in photos issued by police.