Driver caught using dummy as passenger to drive in the carpool lane

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An Arizona driver went through a lot of trouble just to try to get away with driving in the ‘high-occupancy vehicle’ lane.

The Arizona Department of Transportation caught a man using a dummy in order to try to sneakily use the carpool lane.

The driver went as far as dressing up a fake woman in a red cap, sunglasses and a blue hoodie.

Arizona’s Department of Public Safety posted photos of the interesting stop on Twitter.

As crazy as it may seem, this type of incident isn’t too uncommon for Arizona police.

Last September, DPS caught two separate drivers who had the same idea. One driver was using a similar dummy and the other had a fake baby in a car seat.

Under Arizona law enforcement, Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. you must have at least two people in your car in order to use the HOV lane.

In Arizona, the fine for drivers caught violating the HOV lane rules start at $400.

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