Guy Uses A Cutout Of The Dos Equis Man As A Passenger To Drive In HOV

Some people will do anything to cheat the law.

For one driver in Washington, that meant putting a cardboard cutout of Jonathan Goldsmith (aka Dos Equis' Most Interesting Man in the World) in his car's passenger seat so he could get away with driving in the traffic-free, high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane.

The driver, who remains anonymous, was pulled over by a Washington State trooper, who “immediately recognized it was a prop and not a passenger,” according to colleague and trooper Guy Gill.

He said,

As the trooper approached the driver was actually laughing.

Allegedly, the driver joked,

He's my best friend. He just sits here and doesn't talk.

He was slapped with a $124 ticket, but not before the trooper snapped a picture of the hilarious attempt that was posted on the official Washington State Patrol District 1 Twitter account.

The caption reads,

I don't always violate the HOV Lane law. But when I do, I get a $124 ticket.

Though the driver did end up with a fine, Gill gives him “an A for creativity.”

The trooper said,

He could have picked a less recognizable face to put on his prop. We see [props] a lot. Usually it's a sleeping bag. This was very creative.
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! — Trooper Guy Gill (@wspd1pio) March 24, 2015

Citations: HOV cheat uses cutout of Dos Equis pitchman (NY Daily News)