Washington driver caught in carpool lane with stuffed dinosaur

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Photo: WSP

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – A Washington state driver is facing fines after using a stuffed dinosaur as their passenger in an HOV lane.

According to Trooper Rick Johnson with Washington State Patrol, it was Trooper Brock that came across the vehicle speeding on northbound I-5 near 320th in Federal Way.

That’s when the trooper made this roaring discovery.

“Even if you have a favorite stuffed animal it doesn’t count as a passenger for the HOV!” wrote Trooper Johnson in a Tweet.