Read My Plates

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Police: Jersey City Truck Driver Had Trick Plates
January 11, 2009

speeding-ticket-200Newark, N.J. (AP) — Port Authority Police say a Jersey City truck driver has gone to extremes to avoid paying tolls.

Fifty-year-old Allan Flores has been arrested for allegedly rigging his license plate to avoid toll cameras on the George Washington Bridge.

Flores is charged with theft of services and deceptive business practices. It is not immediately clear if he has retained a lawyer.

Port Authority spokesman Pasquale DiFulco told The Record of Bergen County on Friday that Flores rigged the plate with a hinge and wire that ran into the cab of his truck.

The hinge could be activated from the truck cab, lifting the vehicle’s real license plate to reveal a grease-smudged plate underneath it.