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Saturday, July 6, 2019

Nevada Trooper Pulls Over Hearse Carrying Corpse in Carpool Lane: Police

HearseA police officer in Las Vegas has to explain the High Occupancy Vehicle lane law to the driver of a hearse who had assumed the deceased person was included in the vehicle count.

“Yes, it’s a person, but they’re not in a seat and they’re not living and breathing,” the trooper reportedly said. “This body was in the rear cargo and that doesn’t qualify as a seat.” The driver was given just a warning, though.

Nevada Highway Patrol later issued a warning that passengers must be living, breathing people in order to be counted as occupants in cars using the high occupancy vehicle lane. The stop occurred amid increased enforcement of carpool lane violations.

See Bradford Betz, Nevada Trooper Pulls Over Hearse Carrying Corpse in Carpool Lane: Police, Fox News, July 3, 2019.

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