COMMACK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A driver with a phony passenger in his car was ticketed for using the Long Island Expressway’s high-occupancy vehicle lane.

Suffolk County police said a highway patrol officer became suspicious after spotting the 2017 Nissan sedan near Exit 52 in Commack just after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The officer pulled the car over and saw a mask was attached to the front passenger seat headrest.

(credit: Suffolk County Police)

The driver, 20-year-old Justin Kunis from Lake Grove, was issued a summons for the HOV lane violation.

CBSNewYork Team