A California driver who said he had used a mannequin as his passenger for at least a year and a half in order to access carpool lanes has been cited and faces a fine of at least $400.
The mannequin — adorned with gray hair, wrinkles, glasses, a Cleveland Indians baseball hat and a face mask — sat in the passenger seat of the driver's Toyota Tacoma when he was pulled over on Feb. 19.
Officer S. Sullinger was patrolling the eastbound 210 freeway in Glendora in search of carpool violators.
The officer noticed the front passenger in the Toyota was suspicious and that the vehicle had tinted windows on its front passenger side, which is illegal.
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