Woman uses dummy passenger with briefcase in carpool lane
Authorities on Long Island say a woman has been ticketed for driving in a carpool lane with a fake passenger -- who even had a briefcase.
Candace Breen-Warren was pulled over during Thursday 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.
Breen-Warren, 61, was issued summonses for the HOV occupancy violation as well as driving an unregistered and uninspected vehicle.