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Cops: Man Hasn't Paid Bridge Toll in 6 Years

Levert Caldwell allegedly owes more than $20,000 in tolls and fees

(Newser) - A New Jersey man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly making a mockery of the entire principle of bridge tolls. USA Today reports police pulled over 42-year-old Levert Caldwell after they say he didn't pay the toll at the state's Outerbridge Crossing. They discovered Caldwell had more than $20,... More »

Cops: Trio Owes More Than $130K for Unpaid Tolls

One allegedly failed to pay the toll again while fleeing arrest

(Newser) - Authorities in New York and New Jersey have arrested a trio of scofflaws for allegedly racking up more than $130,000 in unpaid tolls and fines, the New York Daily News reports. Denise Simien was the most recent suspect to be nabbed. Authorities say she took the Holland Tunnel more... More »

Jersey Man Charged Over $13K Toll Bill

He was caught driving without a license plate: agents

(Newser) - A New Jersey man's alleged attempt to avoid adding to his $13,000 debt in unpaid tolls and fines didn't quite work out as planned Tuesday. Port Authority agents pulled over Oscar Sanchez near the Holland Tunnel because his black Mercedes-Benz didn't have a front license plate,... More »

Toll Collector Fired for Paying Customer's Toll: Report

'Sam' Samsonov says he did it sometimes when customers were short

(Newser) - A Florida toll collector has lost his job of almost 30 years after putting his own money in the till to make up for a customer who hadn't paid enough, NBC2 reports. Vladislav "Sam" Samsonov, 77, known for giving lollipops to kids and dog bones to dogs, says... More »

Guy Hit With Shocking Toll Bill

Washington state driver planned to pay later

(Newser) - A Washington state man received a wee shock when he saw his outstanding toll-bridge bill: more than $18,000. His dad, Tom Rose, says the young man was working his first job and crossing the 520 bridge daily without a Good to Go pass—figuring he'd pay later, KING-TV... More »

How a NYC Cabbie Evaded $28K in Tolls

Police say he was a skilled tailgater

(Newser) - How would a cabbie manage to cross the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge in New York City more than 3,000 times without paying a dime in tolls? Pretty easily, it turns out. Police say Rodolfo Sanchez figured out that if he tailgated the law-abiding, toll-paying car ahead of him closely... More »

Last Human Toll-Taker Leaves Golden Gate Bridge

Starting today, the span is using an automated system

(Newser) - Starting today, it's a little more efficient and a little less ... human ... to drive across the Golden Gate Bridge. The last toll-taker wrapped up her shift at midnight, paving the way for a fully automated system designed to save millions in the coming years, reports the BBC . Drivers no... More »

Britain to Test Car Satellite Toll

Controversial plan will charge up to $2.40 per mile for British autos

(Newser) - Britain plans to test a toll system that tracks drivers by satellite and charges them by the mile, the Daily Telegraph reports. Dubbed "spy in the sky," the controversial plan was floated by the Labour government and was considered dead under PM Gordon Brown. "It seems that... More »

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