Why did the driver get cited for using the MnPASS lane? Because he had noBODY to go with.
That terrible, barely-comprehensible joke out of the way, let's actually tell you what happened.
A Minnesota State Patrol trooper, during one of their regular patrols in the northern Twin Cities on Mar. 25, caught sight of an unusual infraction on I-35E in Maplewood.
It was a driver using a MnPASS lane, which is designated for MnPASS subscribers or carpoolers only, with a passenger that was looking a little worse for wear.
It was a skeleton, which had been dressed up to act like the driver's carpooling buddy, though the State Patrol notes they hadn't even buckled their bony friend properly.
"This motorist thought dressing up a skeleton would be a good way to illegally use the MnPASS carpool lane. Guess what? Only live human passengers qualify," the State Patrol noted on Facebook, a reminder that surely shouldn't be necessary, yet is nonetheless.