Troopers Catch Driver Using 'Most Interesting Man' Pic In Carpool Lane

03/25/2015 12:53 pm ET
Washington State Police

Washington State Police have issued what may be the "most interesting traffic citation" ever.

On Monday, a motorcycle trooper near Fife, Washington, pulled over a driver who was attempting to use the carpool lane by sticking a cardboard cutout in the passenger seat.

It wasn't just any face, it was that of Jonathan Goldsmith, the actor who plays "The Most Interesting Man in the World" in Dos Equis ads, KOMO TV reports.

That's when things got "interesting," according to Washington State Patrol spokesman Guy Gill.

"[The driver] couldn't have used a more recognizable face," Gill told ABC News. "The trooper and the driver had a good laugh about it but he was cited anyway... Our trooper give him a $124 ticket for violating [High Occupancy Vehicle] lane laws."

The driver, who has not been identified by name, did make a half-hearted attempt to go through with the ruse, telling the officer, "He's my best friend. He just sits here and doesn't talk," Gill told the New York Daily News.

The Washington State Patrol immortalized the incident with this tweet:

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