Woman stopped for driving in HOV lane with fake baby

CHANDLER, Ariz. (KSAZ) - It's happened again, and this time, with a fake baby.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a motorcycle trooper stopped a woman for driving in the HOV lane of a Valley freeway with a baby doll in her car.

DPS says the woman was driving along eastbound Loop 202 Santan near Alma School Road when she was stopped by a trooper.

The woman told the trooper she was on her way to pick up her grandchild.

Earlier this month, a driver was cited for driving with a mannequin in the HOV lane along the Loop 202 in Phoenix.

DPS says more than 4,000 drivers are cited each year for violating HOV lane rules.