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April 1, 2013

Two area residents remain in top toll violator list

GREENVILLE — Two area residents remain on the list of the top toll violators in Texas.

Officials with the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) announced last week that the agency has filed lawsuit against approximately 75 individuals on the list who owe tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid tolls and fees.

The names of those who had been sued was not immediately released.

The NTTA updates the toll violator list monthly, the last time on March 1. Patricia Smith of Greenville and Jeffrey West of Rockwall have remained on the list since it was first released in July of last year

Smith is at Number 25 on the list, owing the NTTA $102,687.58.

West is holding down the Number 86 spot and according to the agency owes $81,503.45.

The Number One violator on the agency’s list is still Melissa S. Martinez of Sachse, who allegedly owes the NTTA slightly more than $153,000.

The Top Toll Violators list includes all toll violators with more than 100 unpaid toll transactions that have aged through the collections phase of the billing process since Jan. 1, 2010.

According to the NTTA, the individuals have cycled through more than 180 days of invoicing by the agency.

A complete list of the violators and what they owe is listed on the NTTA’s web site at www.ntta.org/custinfo/BIlling-and-Payment/Pages/Top_Toll_Violators.aspx.

According to the NTTA web site, the agency’s pay-by-mail system begins when a motorist without a TollTag travels through designated tolling points and a digital image of the vehicle’s license plate is captured.

A ZipCash invoice for the toll payment is sent to the registered owner of the vehicle. Failure to pay a ZipCash bill results in additional fees to counter the cost of collection.

Customers who refuse to pay a ZipCash invoice are subject to a criminal citation and could be required to appear in court.

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