OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Some Oklahoma drivers are getting toll bills for driving on Texas turnpikes without paying tolls – in some case years ago.
Jerry Gowman of Oklahoma City told The Oklahoman that he received a $56 bill from the North Texas Tollway Authority for charges dating to early 2012. Chelsea Vaughn of Durant said she and her husband got a bill for $265 for charges dating back about a year and a half.
The Texas agency switched to electronic fee collection in 2010 — leaving out-of-state drivers with no way to pay the tolls — but the driver’s license plates were recorded by cameras at the toll booths.
The turnpike authority has now acquired Oklahoma Tax Commission records that provides the drivers’ home addresses – and the authority is billing them.
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