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Teddy bear in carpool lane gets driver ticket on I-5

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A traffic stop on Interstate 5 has Portland police issuing a couple of reminders this week: make sure you have an actual human being with you when driving in the carpool lane and, at the very least, buckle up properly.

A photo posted to the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division Facebook page shows a teddy bear riding in the passenger seat of a car that officers stopped along I-5 in Portland.

The driver was pulled over during a H.O.V. lane crackdown on the freeway.

Not only was the driver flying solo in the carpool lane, but as police noted, "the seat belt is not properly on the passenger."

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