How Many Times Did You Cross That Dang Bridge?
KING-TV reports that Tom Rose’s son thought he would be billed for the tolls and that he could pay later.
“He thought he’d be bill later for it,” Rose told KING. “And the way the things were going, he was living hand to mouth. He thought he was picking the lesser of two evils. He could save up and pay for them later.”
His son never received a bill. He learned the total of what he owed when he tried to sell his car: more than $18,000. That’s $1,360 in tolls and more than $16,000 in penalties.
Washington’s Department of Transportation says it has tried to bill Rose but letters were returned. He will have to pay the tolls, but officials say they will try to work something out concerning the penalties.
“We would welcome any type of radiation in this. A second look, that would be great,” Rose told KING.
KING-TV reports a lawyer has filed a class-action lawsuit against the department concerning its policies.