SCPD: Man Ticketed for Using Phony Passenger in HOV Lane
Local News, Crime, Press Releases
By Chris Boyle
Published: June 09 2021
Justin Kunis, had attached a drama mask to the front passenger headrest to make it look like a passenger was in the vehicle, cops say.
Justin Kunis, 20, attached a drama mask to the passenger headrest to make it look like a passenger was in the vehicle, cops say.
Photo by: SCPD
Suffolk County Police have issued a summons to a Lake Grove man after he was pulled over for driving with a mask attached to his front passenger seat in the HOV lane on the Long Island Expressway in Commack.
Highway Patrol Officer Jonathan Abrams was traveling on the Long Island Expressway, just before the Sagtikos Parkway at exit 52, when he became suspicious of the front passenger of a 2017 Nissan sedan in the HOV lane.
Officer Abrams initiated a traffic stop and observed the driver, Justin Kunis, had attached a drama mask to the front passenger headrest in an attempt to make it look like a passenger was in the vehicle.
Kunis, 20, was issued a summons for the HOV occupancy violation.
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