Friday, January 13, 2012
Bone Chilling Ride On California Freeway
Bones on board: Driver busted in HOV lane with fake skeleton
John de Leon on January 5, 2012
Bonehead: Skeleton used by driver in HOV lane.
A driver learned the hard way that having a plastic skeleton ride shotgun won’t earn you the right to use the HOV lanes.
Just after 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 20, a trooper stopped the driver of a silver Mazda for driving at 82 mph and making several unsafe lane changes on northbound Interstate 5 near 272nd Street, the State Patrol said. The trooper noticed that a “passenger” in the car was actually a plastic skeleton in a hooded sweatshirt.
At least the skeleton was belted in.
The driver was ticketed for speeding, unsafe lane changes and an HOV violation.