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Barnegat-based trucking company owes more than $234K in tolls, police say

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A Staten Island, N.Y. trucker was arrested Thursday because he was driving with a suspended license and his New Jersey trucking company owes more than $234,000 in tolls and fees, police said.

Pearson.jpgRobert Pearson, 60, of Staten Island, N.Y. (Courtesy of the Port Authority police)

Police with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey stopped a 2006 Mack truck with an attached trailer around 11:30 a.m. on the Outerbridge Crossing on Staten Island after they saw the driver pass through the EZ Pass lane without paying the toll, Joseph Pentangelo, a spokesman for the Port Authority, said.

Police charged Robert Pearson, 60, with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and petit larceny. Pearson had 29 suspensions on his license stemming from nine incidents, Pentangelo said.

Port Authority police also discovered that the truck's owner, JMS Consulting of East Bay Avenue in Barnegat, has more than 1,742 open violations of unpaid tolls and fees totaling at least $234,750, Pentangelo said.

A phone number listed for JMS Consulting is disconnected.

The truck driven by Pearson was towed from the scene because of safety violations, Pentangelo said.

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