Police: Bayonne, Union City jitney bus drivers owe $1000s in toll, fee violations

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Two jitney bus drivers, from Bayonne and Union City, were arrested by Port Authority police for owing $24,522 and $13,389, respectively, in tolls and fees, authorities said.

Somaya Elkaramany (left) and Washington Cevallos-Vega. Photos courtesy of Port Authority police.
Somaya Elkaramany (left) and Washington Cevallos-Vega. Photos courtesy of Port Authority police.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Somaya Elkaramany, 47 of Bayonne, was cited for 383 violations, 102 against her 2001 Ford bus and 281 against her, totaling $24,522 in fines, according to Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo.

Elkaramany was accused of assaulting a Jersey City police officer as she was being cited for multiple traffic violations back in late 2014, though she denied she struck the officer during the incident (h/t The Jersey Journal).

Washington Cevallos-Vega, 31, of Union City, had his vehicle, a 2006 Chevrolet Bus, cited for 176 violations totaling $13,389 in fines, authorities said.

The stops occurred at the Lincoln Tunnel entrance in Weehawken this morning, where the most egregious violator, Manuel Aristyarias, 51, of Paterson was cited for an unheard of 9,219 violations for a whopping $644,804 in fines, officials said.

All three drivers were charged with theft of service and theft by unlawful taking, police said.

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  1. Put these three bozo’s in a demolition derby — last one to survive, doesn’t pay a dime! Then the other two chumps have to cover the whole thing. Charge admission to see it and raise even more money. Hey, maybe i should apply for job…

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