The rules for driving in an HOV lane are simple, you must have more than one person in the vehicle to drive in the lane. But what if there is a character in the vehicle with you? A character that spreads the holiday crankiness and joy at the same time? Does that count?

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The Incident

In Tucson, Arizona, one driver received a ticket after driving in the high occupancy vehicle lane with a passenger that wasn't so human.

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Police See The Passenger

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the driver was on interstate 10 at Avondale Boulevard in the Phoenix metro area. Around 8:00 AM, troopers saw the suspicious passenger in the vehicle and decided to pull the driver over.

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Driving on the HOV lane requires at least two people in the vehicle. An inflatable Grinch does not count under these laws.

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The Arizona Department of Public Safety said, "While we appreciate the festive flair, this is illegal and the driver received a citation for their HOV violation."

The Inflatable Grinch

Here is a photo of the suspicious passenger.

Arizona Department of Public Safety said in their Facebook post, "There is increased traffic on Arizona roadways this time of the year with many visitors coming to enjoy our nice(ish) weather. Before using the HOV lane, make sure you understand the law and restricted times. Don’t get caught with a Grinch!"

With that being said, I'm assuming that a life-sized skeleton in my passenger seat at Halloween time is also unacceptable. Ugh.

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