Man busted for driving in HOV lane with dummy in backseat

At least it was wearing its seatbelt.

A driver was busted in Brooklyn for cruising in the HOV lane with an all-too-real-looking dummy in the backseat, police said Thursday.

The New Jersey man, whose name and age were not immediately available, was stopped Tuesday morning near the Gowanus Expressway ramp headed from the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, cops said.

When an NYPD officer approached the car, they spotted the dummy in the backseat wearing a sweatshirt and sunglasses, with a seatbelt wrapped around it.

“A motorist was stopped and issued a summons by @NYPDHighway Unit #2 Police Officer Gatto for driving in the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane in #Brooklyn with a homemade dummy in the backseat. #NYPD,” the NYPD unit tweeted.

The driver was issued a summons for disobeying a traffic device — that being the HOV sign that prohibits single-occupancy drivers from traveling in that lane, police said.

The violation adds two points to the driver’s license and $55 fee with an added $88 surcharge, police and sources said.

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