Driver Busted Using Carpool Lane with Giant Stuffed Dinosaur Riding Shotgun

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Cops in Washington state caught a motorist driving in a highway carpool lane with a giant stuffed dinosaur riding shotgun. The amusing bust reportedly occurred on Wednesday morning when a state trooper spotted a driver speeding in an HOV lane and promptly stopped the vehicle. It was then that the officer discovered that the car sported a proverbial prehistoric passenger in the form of a large green stuffed dinosaur.

A photo of the faux dino was posted to Twitter by state trooper Rick Johnson, who cautioned drivers that "even if you have a favorite stuffed animal it doesn't count as a passenger for the HOV!" While it's uncertain exactly how much the motorist was fined, they could be facing a whopping bill as a recently-enacted law in Washington state charges drivers an additional $200 penalty if they are caught taking part in such carpool lane hijinks.

More on this story at the Coast to Coast AM website.

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