NJ Man Arrested For 323 Toll Violations Worth $20K Enters Drivers’ Hall Of Toll Shame

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There’s that one time you didn’t realize your auto-paying toll pass wasn’t in the car, and then there’s earning yourself 323 toll violations and failing to pay the $20,869 in fees and fines you owe.

Authorities for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said a New Jersey man was arrested on Thursday for shirking more than 300 tolls after an officer on patrol spotted him driving through a toll without paying, the Staten Island Advance reported.

He allegedly had five different E-ZPass accounts going, a spokesman for the Port Authority Police said. He’s been charged with petit larceny and obstructing governmental administration by Port Authority Police.

He’s also nabbed himself a spot in the Consumerist Drivers’ Hall Of Toll Shame, joining the current members below:

• The couple accused of stuffing toll baskets so they could come back later and steal the coins collected there;

• The trucker accused of using a James Bond-style device to avoid paying a$95 fare for an 18-wheeler;

• The man who allegedly posed as his brother to avoid paying $7,500 in unpaid tolls;

• And the New Jersey driver who was arrested upon accusations that he’d skipped paying tolls more than 500 times.