Metropolitan Transportation Authority law enforcement officials intercepted a car on Friday whose proprietor owed the authority a whopping $58,000 in unpaid tolls and late charges.
The driver — who was not the particular person whose title was on the Nissan Rouge’s suspended registration — was charged with driving with a suspended registration and has a court docket date set for Oct. 21, MTA officers stated.
Over 5,000 automobiles with overdue instruments and fines have been impounded since switching from money toll gantries to “open-road” cashless tolling in 2017.
“Our law enforcement personnel are trained to look for motorists who have repeatedly failed to pay their tolls, and are equipped with specialized license plate readers that can instantly identify those motorists,” MTA Bridges and Tunnels President Danny DeCrescenzo stated in a press release. “Drivers who have failed to pay their toll bills are subject to being pulled over and having their car impounded.”
The Nissan impounded on Friday had acquired “nearly” 400 notifications from the transportation authority, officers stated.
The MTA has additionally issued 31,000 summonses for obstructed license plates, which carries a $138 superb.