By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Tara Paczkowski, 33, of Old Bridge, was charged with theft of service and theft by unlawful taking, according to Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo.
At about 9:30 a.m. this morning, Paczkowski was seen by Port Authority police at the Lincoln Tunnel driving a 2014 Nissan east bound in a marked EZPass lane, officials said.
The suspect was pulled over for a toll violation after she passed through the EZPass lane without paying. Paczkowski did not have an EZPass account and police learned that she incurred violations amounting to over $17,500.00 in unpaid tolls and fees in 270 instances, authorities said.
As a result, the Nissan was impounded and the suspect was arrested, police said.