Police: Woman arrested at Holland Tunnel for owing nearly $8k in unpaid tolls

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A woman was arrested at the Holland Tunnel for owing nearly $8,000 in unpaid tolls yesterday, police said.

Luz Waldsterin. Photo courtesy of Port Authority police.
Luz Waldsterin. Photo courtesy of Port Authority police.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Luz Waldsterin, 38, of Saddle Brook, was charged with theft of service and bail jumping yesterday, according to Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo.

Port Authority police saw a yellow GMC box truck pass through the Holland Tunnel toll plaza in Jersey City and the driver did not pay the required toll and the truck did not display an EZ pass, officials said.

As a result, the driver was summonsed for the offense and her vehicle was impounded. When Waldsterin tried to retrieve the truck,  a records check showed the vehicle’s registration had been suspended, authorities said.

Waldsterin had multiple EZ Pass accounts, including one with 89 separate violations. In total, she owed $7,900.00 in tolls and fees, as well as an outstanding warrant out of Carlstadt. She was then arrested and processed, police said.

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  1. Things just get worse and worst… Make America PAY again! And if you don’t pay, you getter GET AWAY! Luz returned to the scene of the crime… and returned… and returned! My car cost as much as she didn’t pay in tolls! Wait! That gives me an idea…

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