Port Authority police have arrested a New Jersey truck driver and truck owner after they discovered nearly $29,000 in EZ Pass toll violations when the truck was pulled over on the George Washington Bridge.
Two Arrested For Toll Violations And More
The toll violations were discovered on August 4 around 11 a.m., as 49 year old driver Roger Lewis Jr. was traveling east on the George Washington Bridge. Lewis was pulled over after a light indicated that he had not paid the toll.
After pulling Lewis over, police discovered that his license plates were fraudulent and his registration was expired. Police also found two EZ Pass transponders — one was not assigned to Lewis’s truck and the over registered 398 toll violations totaling $28,995, including fees.
Lewis was arrested and faces numerous charges, including driving an uninsured and unregistered vehicle, theft of services, fraudulent license plates, and tampering with public records.
When the truck’s owner, 49 year old Ganiyu Odubanku, arrived at the George Washington Bridge to retrieve his truck, he was also arrested and charged for theft of services.