I don't always violate the HOV lane law...but when I do, I get a $124 ticket! We'll give him an A for creativity! ???? pic.twitter.com/hNbQDuBWfc? Trooper Guy Gill (@wspd1pio) March 24, 2015
Cost of misusing the carpool lane: over $100
"15 minutes" of Internet fame: priceless
Washington State Patrol trooper Guy Gill pulled a guy over because he was cruising in the carpool lane as a solo driver. Now we've all heard the urban legends of doctors and med students using cadavers to get carpool lane access, but this story is so much better than that. And it's definitely true!
When Gill approached the car, he realized that the "passenger" was actually a cardboard cutout of actor Jonathan Goldsmith, aka the "Most Interesting Man in the World" from those Dos Equis beer commercials. Stay thirsty, my friends.