MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A Sunny Isles Beach truck driver who allegedly thought he had found a way to beat the system to get out of paying for tolls has been arrested in New Jersey.
When Michael Krasozski, 32, was pulled over Saturday morning on the George Washington Bridge in New Jersey he reportedly had fake license plates from different states.
Krasozski was driving a car carrier with 10 vehicles on board.
Port Authority police officers Michael Brennan and Jason Malice were in an unmarked car when they noticed problems with the carrier’s license plates. After stopping the vehicle, they eventually determined that the plates apparently were made by hand — and that one was a Maine plate and the other an Arizona plate.
Krasozski was charged with theft of services and falsifying and tampering with public records. He also will face numerous motor vehicle summonses.
Della Fave with the Port Authority said it was not immediately known whether Krasozski or the Arizona-based company that owns the car carrier owed any unpaid tolls or fees.
The vehicles on the car carrier, which are all owned by New York City area residents, were impounded.
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