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DPS catches driver with mannequin passenger in HOV lane on US 60

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Posted at 8:00 PM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 10:40:44-04

PHOENIX — A state trooper going through field training caught a driver using the HOV lane on the US 60 with a rather stiff passenger.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the trooper pulled over a vehicle which had a clothed mannequin in the passenger seat.

DPS said troopers go through field training after graduating from a law enforcement academy. It's a time to develop the skills to notice traffic violations like people not following the law regarding the HOV lane.

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The driver was cited for the infraction, DPS said.

DPS has previously said troopers find and cite about 4,000 people for violating the HOV lane every year.