Jitney bus drivers charged with $682,715 in unpaid tolls

Port Authority Police are cracking down on E-Z pass violators.

Wednesday morning three of those offenders were arrested in Weehawken at the Lincoln Tunnel by Officer Michele Fusco, Jr. He brought them in, according to Port Authority Police Spokesperson Joe Pentangelo.

The Jitney bus drivers skipped out on a total of $682,715 in tolls and fees.

Somaya Elkaramany of Bayonne owes more than $24,000 as the result of 102 violations.

Washington Cevallos-Vega of Union City owes more than $13,389.00 2006 from 176 violations.

And Manuel Aristyarias of Paterson owes more than $644,000 on over 9,000 violations.

All three are charged with theft of service, theft by unlawful taking and their vehicles were impounded.

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