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Arizona Man Busted for Skeleton in HOV Lane

If you try to cheat the system by riding solo in the HOV lanes, the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) will have a bone to pick with you. That’s what happened to a 62-year-old male driver whose vehicle was pulled over on 101 near Tempe. He was cited for trying to fool law enforcement by riding with a skeleton, tied to the front passenger seat, wearing a camouflage hat. He was also cited for a tinted window violation, likely assuming the windows would be too dark for law enforcement to catch on. He was wrong.

The Arizona DPS said that about 7,000 people are cited annually for similar HOV violations, including one driver last April with a mannequin sporting a baseball cap and sunglasses. Fines for HOV violations start at around $400. That’s a lot of money for one trip, no bones about it.

Possible Preaching Angle:

We are courting disaster if we think God doesn't notice the things we do in secret and that we can escape the consequences of our actions.


Samantha Raphelson, “Arizona Man Caught Driving In The HOV Lane With Fake Skeleton Riding Shotgun,” NPR.org (1-26-20)

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