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“She’s Good Company… But She Doesn’t Say Much” – CHP Carpool Enforcement Uncovers Posable Passenger

Photo: CHP San Jose

Naughty naughty.

Some folks will do just about anything to ease their commutes, up to and including taking on silent passengers to help get them into those free-flowing carpool lanes, apparently.

Officers with the San Jose office of the California Highway Patrol thought something was up when they made contact with this driver on I680 during a carpool enforcement effort – and it turned out they were right.

The passenger invoked her right to remain silent.


  1. Emmy? Emmy Heshire? Is that you? Was the driver’s name Jonathan Switcher? Was “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” playing on the car’s sound system?

  2. Two things:

    1: Anyone ever see the film “Lars and the Real Girl”?

    2: Back when Mike Dukakis was governor of Massachusetts, a car he was traveling in was pulled over by a State Trooper for excessive speed. When the trooper saw Guv in the back seat, he just let them go. Word got out, and someone started selling cardboard cutouts of Mike Dukakis that were designed to be placed in the back seat. It was called “Back Seat Dukakis”, and of course my dad had one. He even put it on the back seat of his motorcycle sometimes.

  3. atGF – For some reason I just like saying: Back Seat Dukakis. If I was still a kid I’d cackle at that one every time.

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