Friday, November 30, 2012
Port Authority police arrested a New York man, a Florida man and a driver from Massachusetts at the main toll plaza of the George Washington Bridge in a roughly two-hour time period on toll evasion charges, according to authorities.
Three truck drivers were charged at the George Washington Bridge in the span of about two hours late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning in connection with alleged attempts to evade tolls, authorities said. “To date this year, we have arrested 96 people on toll evasion charges,” said Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman. The first of the most recent incidents occurred just before midnight on Wednesday, when Port Authority Police Officer George Kwiecinski was patrolling the GWB’s main toll plaza and spotted a 2003 Freightliner tractor-trailer “with the front license plate secured on an angle to obscure the last two characters,” Coleman said, adding that the second character on the rear plate had allegedly been changed from a “J” to…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The arrest of a Dallas man Thursday morning was the 68th of its kind this year because of a crackdown on toll evasion on the part of Port Authority police, authorities said.
A Texas man was charged Thursday in connection with an alleged attempt to evade tolls at the George Washington Bridge by defacing his license plates, authorities said. Port Authority Police Officer Jason Malice was patrolling the upper level toll plaza when at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday, when he spotted a 2003 Volvo tractor-trailer with “defaced characters” on its front and rear license plates, said Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman, who said the vehicle was registered in Texas and did not have an E-ZPass tag. Kabba Bangura, 33, of Dallas was arrested and charged with theft of service and tampering with public records, Coleman said, adding that Port Authority police impounded the truck According to Coleman, it was the Port Authority …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Port Authority officials allege the driver had a sign that said “new trailer in transit” where a license plate should have been.
A Colorado truck driver was charged Saturday in connection with allegedly trying to evade tolls at the George Washington Bridge, officials said. The arrest was the third of its type within a 10-day period, after a Florida truck driver was charged on Oct. 10 and a Pennsylvania driver was charged Oct. 15, and the 67th such arrest this year, according to Port Authority officials. Port Authority Police Officer Michael Brennan was on patrol at the bridge’s upper level toll plaza at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday when he saw a 2013 Volvo tractor-trailer with no front license plate go through a toll lane, a Port Authority spokesman said. “[The driver had] a plastic sign on the rear of the trailer where a license plate should be located,” said Port …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Port Authority officials allege the driver of an SUV had no license plates and no E-ZPass.
A Pennsylvania driver was charged Monday in connection with allegedly attempting to evade tolls at the George Washington Bridge, Port Authority officials said. Port Authority Police Officer Steve Pisciotta was stationed at the lower level toll plaza at about 12 p.m. Monday when he saw an SUV go through the E-ZPass lane with no front or rear license plates and a temporary tag affixed to the rear window of the vehicle, according to officials. Pisciotta determined that the driver also has no E-ZPass transponder in the SUV. “Officer Pisciotta stopped the vehicle and found that the temporary registration tag was forged and had an altered date on it,” said Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman. “The license plates for the vehicle were found in …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Port Authority officials allege the driver “defaced” his license plate in an alleged attempt to skirt the toll at the George Washington Bridge.
A Florida truck driver was charged Wednesday in connection with allegedly trying to evade tolls at the George Washington Bridge, Port Authority officials said. Port Authority police officer Christopher Terranova was stationed at the main toll plaza of the bridge’s upper level at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, when he noticed a Peterbuilt truck with a license plate that had allegedly been altered, officials said. The truck’s actual Florida plate was ‘657 1Cl’ but had been changed to ‘657 1CT.’ In other words, the ‘I’ had been changed to a ‘T,’ said Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman. “When the truck driver was pulled over, he told our officers that he just drove the entire length of the NJ Turnpike without paying any tolls and intended to evade …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Port Authority police say man had outstanding warrant for failure to appear on similar charges