He Owes How Much? Trucker Caught After Evading Tolls for 6 Years, Police Say
TURNER, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police say they've nabbed a long-haul trucker who has been evading tolls for up to six years, avoiding more than $1,300 in tolls in Maine alone.
Troopers said Friday that 61-year-old Danny Olson of Turner avoided paying tolls by attaching license plates belonging to a deceased motorist and another man who was not involved in the scheme.
Police say Olson was arrested Thursday after driving from New Hampshire. Charges include theft of services, illegal license plates and logbook violations.
The State Police Commercial Vehicle Unit had been working the case for several months. Troopers said they found license plates in the truck that weren't registered to Olson.
Olson was released from jail on $2,500 cash bail. The phone rang unanswered Friday at his home and place of business.
NH1.com left a message for New Hampshire State Police on Friday about possible charges in the Granite State. No one was immediately available to provide information.