This is another case where you have to give the person creativity points. We’ve heard funny stories through the years of lone drivers riding in HOV lanes with fake passengers in tow. They used everything from mannequins, mannequins, dolls and even fake skeletons wearing hoodies to try and get around the system. Looks like another biker tried to test the system last week, though eagle-eyed authorities were waiting to pull over.
The Suffolk County Police Department said on its Instagram page that it arrested the driver on Thursday morning. In their own words it all boiled down to something right, “That didn’t sound quite right.” Not quite to the right, it looks like the driver put a jacket on the passenger seat, then put a hat and hood over the headrest. The end result was something that looked like a dark hooded character from some sort of sci-fi / fantasy movie. The police were not fooled. UPI says the driver was fined for an HOV occupancy violation.
There was another case like this in early June on the same route. The New York Post reports that a man from Lake Grow was arrested while driving in the HOV lane without passengers. This guy’s disguise? Authorities say the man attached a dramatic plastic mask to the passenger’s side headrest to make it look like someone else was in the vehicle with him. Maybe not the best overall effort, but at least he tried? Some of these HOV stories can be creatively hilarious, and others can be a little sad and embarrassing. This guy, from 2016, used an old pile of clothes to try to get around the system. No, it didn’t work.
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25 Hudson Valley locations featured in the movies
The Hudson Valley or the New Hollywood? The Hudson Valley has been featured in many movies over the years, and it doesn’t stop. Recent successes like A Quiet Place (2018) to modern classic films like The Missing (2006)The Hudson Valley has been a low-key hot spot for locations. Due to tax incentives, beautiful locations and the growth of independent cinema, the Hudson Valley will continue to thrive as a valuable destination for filmmakers.
So we’ve compiled a list of 25 Hudson Valley locations featured in the movie. This list also includes blockbuster hits and independent films. We hope you enjoy the read and learn more about the Hudson Valley and the movies!