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February 26, 2020 - Bensalem, PA

PA Turnpike and Bucks County District Attorney Partner to Focus on Serial Toll Evasion

The PA Turnpike Commission and the Bucks County District Attorney announced a partnership that will crack down on the area's toll violators, or scofflaws, owing more than $2,000 in unpaid tolls.

For the past two years, the PA Turnpike has been working with county district attorney offices to prosecute those who are using the turnpike on a regular basis and racking up significant amounts in unpaid tolls. The Bucks County District Attorney's Office is the first to address the issue with a special unit. This new unit will focus on theft of service charges for toll evasion that occurs at PA Turnpike interchanges in Bucks and Montgomery counties.

"Our discussion here today is centered on toll violators specifically in Bucks and Montgomery counties," explained PA Turnpike Commissioner Pat Deon. "Toll violations that occur in these counties represent more than half of all the toll violations statewide. In total, there are 709,497 violations here which add up to more than $21 million in unpaid tolls."



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17799_Turnpike_Toll_Evasion_NK_001.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Mark Compton, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission CEO, speaks during a press conference, which announced a partnership between the PA Turnpike Commission and Bucks County District Attorney to crack down on toll violators, or scofflaws, owing more than $2,000 in unpaid tolls, outside of the Turnpike Neshaminy Falls Mainline Toll Plaza on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17799_Turnpike_Toll_Evasion_NK_002.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Matt Weintraub, Bucks County district attorney, speaks during a press conference, which announced a partnership between the PA Turnpike Commission and Bucks County District Attorney to crack down on toll violators, or scofflaws, owing more than $2,000 in unpaid tolls, outside of the Turnpike Neshaminy Falls Mainline Toll Plaza on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Pictured in back, Pat Deon, Pennsylvania Turnpike commissioner, left, and Phil Kulan, Bucks County detective, right. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17799_Turnpike_Toll_Evasion_NK_003.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Matt Weintraub, Bucks County district attorney, speaks during a press conference, which announced a partnership between the PA Turnpike Commission and Bucks County District Attorney to crack down on toll violators, or scofflaws, owing more than $2,000 in unpaid tolls, outside of the Turnpike Neshaminy Falls Mainline Toll Plaza on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Pictured in back, Pat Deon, Pennsylvania Turnpike commissioner. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17799_Turnpike_Toll_Evasion_NK_004.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pat Deon, Pennsylvania Turnpike commissioner, speaks during a press conference, which announced a partnership between the PA Turnpike Commission and Bucks County District Attorney to crack down on toll violators, or scofflaws, owing more than $2,000 in unpaid tolls, outside of the Turnpike Neshaminy Falls Mainline Toll Plaza on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Pictured in back (L-R); Dave Keightly Jr., Bucks County deputy district attorney; and Matt Weintraub, Bucks County district attorney. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17799_Turnpike_Toll_Evasion_NK_005.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Mark Compton, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission CEO, speaks during a press conference, which announced a partnership between the PA Turnpike Commission and Bucks County District Attorney to crack down on toll violators, or scofflaws, owing more than $2,000 in unpaid tolls, outside of the Turnpike Neshaminy Falls Mainline Toll Plaza on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Pictured in back, Pat Deon, Pennsylvania Turnpike commissioner. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17799_Turnpike_Toll_Evasion_NK_006.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Matt Weintraub, Bucks County district attorney, speaks during a press conference, which announced a partnership between the PA Turnpike Commission and Bucks County District Attorney to crack down on toll violators, or scofflaws, owing more than $2,000 in unpaid tolls, outside of the Turnpike Neshaminy Falls Mainline Toll Plaza on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17799_Turnpike_Toll_Evasion_NK_007.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Mark Compton, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission CEO, speaks during a press conference, which announced a partnership between the PA Turnpike Commission and Bucks County District Attorney to crack down on toll violators, or scofflaws, owing more than $2,000 in unpaid tolls, outside of the Turnpike Neshaminy Falls Mainline Toll Plaza on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Pictured in back (L-R); Pat Deon, Pennsylvania Turnpike commissioner; Dave Keightly Jr., Bucks County deputy district attorney; and Matt Weintraub, Bucks County district attorney. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17799_Turnpike_Toll_Evasion_NK_008.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>People drive eastbound through the  Turnpike Neshaminy Falls Mainline Toll Plaza on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17799_Turnpike_Toll_Evasion_NK_009.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Matt Weintraub, Bucks County district attorney, speaks during a press conference, which announced a partnership between the PA Turnpike Commission and Bucks County District Attorney to crack down on toll violators, or scofflaws, owing more than $2,000 in unpaid tolls, outside of the Turnpike Neshaminy Falls Mainline Toll Plaza on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Pictured in back (L-R); Pat Deon, Pennsylvania Turnpike commissioner; Phil Kulan, Bucks County detective; Dave Keightly Jr., Bucks County deputy district attorney. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17799_Turnpike_Toll_Evasion_NK_010.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Mark Compton, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission CEO, speaks during a press conference, which announced a partnership between the PA Turnpike Commission and Bucks County District Attorney to crack down on toll violators, or scofflaws, owing more than $2,000 in unpaid tolls, outside of the Turnpike Neshaminy Falls Mainline Toll Plaza on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Pictured in back, Ray Morrow, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission chief compliance officer, left, and Pat Deon, Pennsylvania Turnpike commissioner. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17799_Turnpike_Toll_Evasion_NK_011.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The  Turnpike Neshaminy Falls Mainline Toll Plaza is pictured on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/Bucks_DA_Press_Event_Graphics1.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>PA Turnpike and Bucks County District Attorney Partner to Focus on Serial Toll Evasion <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/Bucks_DA_Press_Event_Graphics2.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>PA Turnpike and Bucks County District Attorney Partner to Focus on Serial Toll Evasion