How I cleared Atlanta while doing that, I'll never know.
From the Associated Press via Q13Fox News in Seattle...
Most Interesting Man in World' fails as carpool lane ruseThe highway patrol didn't confiscate The Most Interesting Man in the World, but they did tell the driver to not use him again.
FIFE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington State Patrol trooper says it’s by far the best carpool scam he’s seen, but it didn’t work.
A motorcycle trooper parked along Interstate 5 near Tacoma on Monday afternoon spotted a driver and a rather unusual “passenger” pass by him in the carpool lane.
When the trooper stopped the car, he discovered the “passenger” was a cardboard cutout of the actor who portrays “The Most Interesting Man in the World” in Dos Equis beer ads.
The driver’s response?
“He’s my best friend.”
Later on the patrolman tweeted: "I don’t always violate the HOV lane law … but when I do, I get a $124 ticket."
I love stories like this. You have to give this guy props for some ingenuity even if it didn't work. And hey, from the photo above it looks like he's still having a good time despite the error of his ways.