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Texas Ratchets Up Effort To Make Toll-Road Deadbeats Pay Up

A Central Texas constable’s office is the first law enforcement agency to join a new effort to make toll-road scofflaws pay up.

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ROUND ROCK (March 22, 2014) A Williamson County constable’s office in Round Rock is the first law enforcement agency to join a new Texas Department of Transportation effort to make toll-road deadbeats pay up.

TxDOT plans to partner with other law enforcement agencies to impound vehicles of drivers who’ve run up at least 100 violations within a year, but who still use the state’s toll roads.

Chief Deputy Robert Woodring of the Williamson County Precinct 1 Constable's Office says deputies will be posted on the county's two toll roads, Texas 45 and Texas 130, armed with the license plate numbers of frequent toll violators and the times when the drivers usually skip paying.

“These additional actions will help send the message that habitual toll violations will not be tolerated,” said James Bass, TxDOT interim executive director.

“Not paying tolls is effectively stealing from the taxpayers of Texas. Recovering unpaid tolls is a responsibility TxDOT will continue to take seriously as we pursue millions of dollars in delinquent tolls that could be used to better serve the people of Texas.”


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