NEW YORK – Mark Maliaros, 56, of Manalapan, was unable to produce a pass to officers despite driving through an E-ZPass only lane on Staten Island and the authorities discovered he owed more than $28,000 in tolls and fees.
The public school teacher from New Jersey blew through an E-ZPass lane Port after he drove his 2016 Nissan pickup truck through the Outerbridge Crossing toll plaza without paying around 6:30 a.m. Feb. 8, “New York Daily News” reports.
Officers later discovered that Mr. Maliaros owed more than $6,000 in unpaid tolls and $22,000 in fines, after tallying up 513 violations.
The prolific toll-skipper was arrested and charged with petit larceny and obstructing governmental administration, officials said.
Records show Maliaros works as a Special Education teacher on Staten Island and makes close to $100,000 a year, according to “News”.