COMMACK, L.I. — A Long Island man was pulled over on a Long Island highway Wednesday after driving alone in the HOV lane with a mask attached to his passenger seat, police said.
A highway patrol officer was driving on the Long Island Expressway, just before the Sagtikos Parkway at Exit 52, when he became suspicious of the front passenger of a Nissan sedan traveling in the HOV lane, authorities said.
According to police, the officer pulled the car over around 7:15 p.m. and observed the driver, 20, had placed a drama mask to the front of his passenger seat headrest, to make it seem as if he had a passenger in the vehicle.
Justin Kunis, of Lake Grove, was issued a summons for the HOV occupancy violation, officials said.