A driver found himself in trouble with the law for allegedly putting a mannequin in the passenger seat and driving in the carpool lane.
The incident happened on Sept. 7 on the L-202 Red Mountain at Van Buren.
A trooper pulled the driver over for an HOV Lane violation.
When the trooper confirmed the driver was the only "real" person in the car, the driver was given a citation.
DPS says troopers issue more than 4,000 HOV lane citations each year.
An HOV lane (high-occupancy vehicle lane) is a restricted traffic lane reserved at peak travel times or longer for the exclusive use of vehicles with a driver and one or more passengers
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