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Truck Driver Who Allegedly Used Bogus Plates, Charged After GWB Stop

Cars making their way inbound on the George Washington Bridge (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Cars making their way inbound on the George Washington Bridge (file/credit: Evan Bindelglass/CBSNewYork)

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FORT LEE, NJ(CBSNewYork) — A Florida truck driver who allegedly used fake license plates _ from different states _ to evade tolls is facing numerous charges after being stopped on the George Washington Bridge in New Jersey.

Al Della Fave, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, said 32-year-old Michael Krasozski of Sunny Isles Beach was driving a car carrier with 10 vehicles when it was stopped around 10 a.m. Saturday.

Della Fave said Port Authority police officers Michael Brennan and Jason Malice were in an unmarked car when they noticed problems with the carrier’s license plates. After stopping the vehicle, they eventually determined that the plates apparently were made by hand _ and that one was a Maine plate and the other an Arizona plate.

Krasozski was charged with theft of services and falsifying and tampering with public records. He also will face numerous motor vehicle summonses. It was not known Saturday afternoon if he had retained an attorney.

Della Fave said it was not immediately known whether Krasozski or the Arizona-based company that owns the car carrier owed any unpaid tolls or fees.

The vehicles on the car carrier, which are all owned by New York City area residents, were impounded.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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