Police: Jersey City man skips out on toll, caught with over $12k in unpaid tolls


A Jersey City man was caught driving through the Holland Tunnel toll booth without paying yesterday, leading police to discover that the man had over 200 instances of evading tolls that equaled to over $12,000, police said.

Photo courtesy of Port Authority police.
Photo courtesy of Port Authority police.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Oscar Sanchez, 45, of Jersey City, was charged with theft of services, operating a vehicle with a suspended license and driving a vehicle that doesn’t have a front license plate, according to Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo.

At about 3 p.m. yesterday, a Port Authority police officer noticed a Black Mercedes Benz sedan with no front license plate, or inspection sticker, drive through a Holland Tunnel toll lane and the E-Z Pass reader indicated “toll unpaid,” officials said.

The officer then pulled the Mercedes over and upon further investigation, Sanchez’s driver’s license was suspended in New Jersey and had over 200 counts of E-Z Pass toll evasion amounting to over $12,000 in unpaid tolls and fees, authorities said.

As a result of the arrest, his car was impounded and Sanchez is due back in Central Judicial Processing court in Jersey City on May 3rd, police said.

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