Driver ticketed after not buckling up dummy - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Driver ticketed after not buckling up dummy

KING COUNTY, Wash. - An observant trooper patrolling interstate 405 in King County during the afternoon rush hour Wednesday was surprised to find out that a seatbelt violator was actually a dummy.

The trooper saw a Honda Civic driving in the HOV lane and noticed the passenger was not wearing a seatbelt and appeared to be sitting very still, too still. The trooper pulled the car over and confirmed that the passenger was in fact a realistic looking homemade dummy.

The trooper asked the driver how long he had been driving with a dummy in his passenger seat. The driver said it had only been a few days. He also told the trooper that he lives on Camano Island and couldn't tolerate sitting in traffic any longer.

The driver was issued a $124 infraction for the carpool violation.

From wsp.wa.gov

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