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Maryland drivers posing mannequins as a second passenger in high occupancy vehicle lanes may face paying an arm and a leg in fines, state police warned Friday.

Rockville Barrack troopers posted the notice to motorists on social media after one such driver Thursday afternoon used a CPR dummy dressed in a wig and clothes to drive along an HOV lane on Interstate 270.

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MSP Rockville Barrack Troopers routinely patrol I-270 in order to enforce the laws of HOV Lanes. Just to clarify: This...

Posted by Maryland State Police Rockville Barrack 'N' on Thursday, November 21, 2019

Troopers posted a photo of the prop, which appears to be a legless dummy seated in the rear of a vehicle, complete with curly hair, a sweatshirt and a floral skirt. Some commenters applauded the driver’s creativity, while others cracked jokes about how the driver took the added step of buckling the mannequin into its seat.

A violation of the HOV lane typically carries a $90 fine for offenders.

“Just to clarify: This dressed and seat-belted CPR manikin w/ Wig, does NOT qualify as a 2nd Passenger in the State of Maryland,” the post states. “We hope this clears up any confusion that drivers may have.”

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