February 26, 2020
- Bensalem, PA
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."