Blow-up doll flunks Seattle HOV lane ploy

Blow-up doll flunks Seattle HOV lane ploy

Credit: WSP

Blow-up doll flunks Seattle HOV lane ploy

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by KING 5 News

kgw.com

Posted on May 5, 2011 at 9:33 AM

Updated Thursday, May 5 at 4:06 PM

SEATTLE -- The Washington State Patrol ticketed a driver in Federal Way Wednesday morning for illegally driving in the HOV lane after a doll was found in the passenger seat.

The trooper was specifically working HOV enforcement on northbound Interstate 5 this morning near the 320th Street exit.

Around 8:30 a.m., the trooper noticed a car pull quickly out of the HOV lane. Upon closer inspection, WSP said it was obvious the passenger in the car was a doll.

The trooper pulled the vehicle over and found the inflatable doll was wearing a seatbelt, and had a blanket over it, presumably to fool others into thinking the passenger was sleeping.

Offering only an apology, WSP said the driver was handed a $124 ticket for the violation.

 

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