Officials say man owes $12K in unpaid tolls

Officials say man owes $12K in unpaid tolls
Posted at 4:13 PM, Apr 27, 2016

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey man who owes $12,000 in unpaid EZ Pass tolls has had his black Mercedes Benz impounded and is facing charges.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Joe Pentangelo said Wednesday that Oscar Sanchez, of Jersey City, was pulled over by agency police on Tuesday because the car didn't have a front license plate.

Pentangelo says the officer discovered Sanchez had an expired driver's license and more than 200 counts of missed EZ Pass toll payments amounting to about $12,000.

Sanchez faces charges including theft of service, operating a vehicle on a suspended license and not having a front license plate.

Sanchez was not immediately available for comment, and it's unclear whether he has an attorney who could speak on his behalf.