Truck driver gets caught with mannequin in carpool lane

A California man who claims he had gotten away with driving in the carpool lane with a mannequin passenger for some time was caught when he got a bit too close to a motorcycle cop.

The incident happened Wednesday on the congested 57 freeway, according to The Associated Press.

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As the driver veered out of the carpool lane, his truck came close enough for the motorcycle cop to see that the truck’s passenger was not a living human being as required by law.

In California, drivers face a fine of almost $500 for carpool lane violations.