As traffic violations go, this one was yuuuuuge.
A Washington state trooper ticketed a single driver trying to get through the carpool lane with a giant cut-out of Donald Trump's head on Tuesday morning.
"You see a lot of things in your career, including mannequins, but this was something else," said Trooper Rick Johnson, a spokesman for the Washington State Patrol.
He said the trooper stopped the car on State Route 167 near Auburn, told the driver, "This is just awesome" — and handed him a $136 citation for violating the HOV lane.
"He let him keep his Donald Trump cutout," Johnson said.
The trooper did not ask the motorist who he plans to vote for in November.
"I don't know if it was a political statement," Johnson said.