Oh, that old trick.
A a 61-year-old woman from Mount Sinai, L.I., was caught driving in the HOV lane on the L.I.E. Tuesday morning between exits 58 and 57 is Islandia with a life-size mannequin in the passenger seat.
Howard then found that the passenger was really a half body mannequin fully dressed in a long dark wig, scarf, blazer, and matching shirt and belt.
Frascinella was issued a traffic ticket with a fine of $135 and two points on her license.
Suffolk County police stress that unchecked abuses like this can lead to traffic congestion, and must be taking seriously.