Truck company owner charged with evading $1 million in tolls
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NEWARK, N.J. — The owner of a New Jersey trucking company has been arrested while trying to board a flight to Aruba and charged with racking up more than $1 million of unpaid tolls and fees.
State police say Little Ferry resident Lester Morales was arrested at Newark Liberty International Airport on Thursday.
Police say Morales' EAB Transport LLC/Do it Right Trucking had 100 trucks going through tolls with a delinquent E-ZPass automatic payment account more than 100 times per day.
Morales is being held without bail at the Middlesex County jail and can't be reached there for comment.
A phone number listed for him has rung unanswered. It's unclear if he has an attorney who could comment on his behalf.