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New Jersey Man Arrested After Owing Over One Million Dollars in Tolls

New Jersey is well known for its toll roads, but while the small fees are normally a minor annoyance to most drivers, one man is actually facing jail time for owing over one million dollars in tolls. Of course, he didn't drive all those miles on his own -Lester Morales owns a trucking company in the state that sends more than 100 trucks through the tolls more than 100 times a day. 

When he was arrested for theft of services, Morales was about to board a flight to Aruba, although his lawyer says he was only going to go on a short vacation and wasn't fleeing the country to escape his bills. 

Via Gothamist


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"New Jersey is well known for its toll roads ..."
Yes, we have the Parkway, the Turnpike and a very small section of the Atlantic City Parkway ... but that's it. The reason we're known for out toll roads is because people drive through our state rather than staying to see the Pine Barrens, the dozens of Revolutionary War battlefields, our incredible museums, our fantastic shore, the stunning Delaware Water Gap, our technological history, or environmental diversity, our championship sports teams, our internationally renowned academic institutions, etc.

They get on the Parkway at the Delaware or PA border and drive to New York City, or the reverse.

And that's the way we like it. The rest of y'all stay on the highways, pay the tolls, buy gas to pay for taxes for the rest of our roads, and leave us to enjoy one of the greatest places to live in the United States.
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