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Taking Donald Trump for a Ride in HOV Lane Cost Driver $136

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Image: A trooper stopped a vehicle in the carpool lane driving with a cutout of Donald Trump in the passenger's seat
Washington State Patrol trooper Greg Ulrich stopped a vehicle in the carpool lane driving with a cutout of Donald Trump in the passenger's seat in Auburn, Washington. Ulrich laughed and ticketed the driver $136.Washington State Patrol

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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.

Image: A trooper stopped a vehicle in the carpool lane driving with a cutout of Donald Trump in the passenger's seat
Washington State Patrol trooper Greg Ulrich stopped a vehicle in the carpool lane driving with a cutout of Donald Trump in the passenger's seat in Auburn, Washington. Ulrich laughed and ticketed the driver $136.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.

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