Woman uses dummy passenger with briefcase in carpool lane

Authorities on Long Island say a woman has been ticketed for driving in a carpool lane with a fake passenger — who even had a briefcase.

Candace Breen-Warren was pulled over during Thursday morning rush hour on the Long Island Expressway in Dix Hills. Suffolk County police say the woman was driving in a high-occupancy vehicle lane, which is restricted for travel during busy times unless a driver has a passenger.

Police say the dummy was made with a pile of clothes topped with a baseball hat.

The fake front seat passenger even had a briefcase.

However, the dummy was not wearing a seat belt in photos issued by police.

Breen-Warren, 61, was issued summonses for the HOV occupancy violation as well as driving an unregistered and uninspected vehicle.  

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