“WSP Motorcycle Trooper Greg Ulrich stopped a vehicle this morning NB 167 in Auburn for violating the HOV lane,” Johnson tweeted. “Do you know why?”
Within minutes, the tweet took off.
People had jokes, it seemed — including at least one inspired by the first presidential debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton.
“I’m sure he’s insisting he did in fact not violate the HOV rule,” one tweeter responded. “Just call Sean.”
In fact, the driver was cited and fined $136, the normal amount for an HOV violation, Johnson told The Washington Post.
Johnson said he and Uhlrich, who both have about 25 years on the force, have previously stopped other HOV lane violators who kept mannequins or other cutouts in the passenger seat.
But Trump’s head was new.
Now, Johnson said, “we’ve seen it all.”