Texas driver cited for using carpool lanes with skeleton passenger

Authorities in Texas said a driver using a high-occupancy vehicle lane was ticketed when deputies noticed the only passenger was a Halloween skeleton.

The Harris County Pct. 5 Constable’s Office said in a Facebook post that a driver was pulled over by deputies who noticed the driver was the only human being in the vehicle while it was using the Katy Tollway HOV lanes.

The passenger seat of the vehicle was occupied by a skeleton Halloween decoration wearing a hat.

“Our deputies saw right through the ruse and issued the driver a bone-afide citation,” the post said. “After a sternum lecture, deputies wished him bone voyage!”