• No dummies: Texas deputies not fooled by mannequin used in HOV lane

    By: Bob D Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - A driver in Texas tried to violate the high occupation vehicle lane by putting a mannequin in the front passenger seat, but Harris County deputies are no dummies.

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    Precinct 5 deputies are cracking down on toll violators and posted a photograph of the mannequin on its Facebook page.

    According to the post, deputies found the mannequin while reviewing video on Nov. 30.

    So while the driver saved $3.20 in tolls, it will be much more costly, as the driver will be assessed “a day of work for court and up to $150 in legal fines.”


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