MTA Seizes and Impounds Cars of 29 Toll-Evaders Crossing or Near Verrazzano Bridge
By Yehudit Garmaise
Drivers heading out to Staten Island today should remember to pay their tolls.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Bridge and Tunnel officers set a new record within Wednesday’s 24 hours when they not only stopped 29 repeated toll-evaders, but seized and impounded their cars," the MTA told 1010 WINS.
Of the 29 scofflaws, 17 of the drivers caught for “continuous toll-evasion” while crossing Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, were allowed to continue on: but without their cars.
In total, the 17 drivers who were busted on the bridge had accrued a bill of $420,000 in unpaid tolls and late fees.
Just one driver owes nearly $60,000.
In addition to the drivers who were stopped on the Verrazzano Bridge, MTA officers stopped 12 additional drivers at area crossings, where their vehicles were seized.