Trucker Used Fishing Line to Flip License Plate to Avoid Toll

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) -
Now you see it; now you don’t. Javier Marte was arrested Wednesday night for rigging a fishing line to hide his truck’s license plate to avoid George Washington Bridge tolls. (Port Authority Police Department)
Now you see it; now you don’t. Javier Marte was arrested Wednesday night for rigging a fishing line to hide his truck’s license plate to avoid George Washington Bridge tolls. (Port Authority Police Department)

A truck driver who used a fishing line to flip his license plate to avoid paying tolls was arrested Wednesday night.

A police officer says he saw 41-year-old Javier Marte of Yonkers drive through a George Washington Bridge electronic toll lane without the toll registering. He stopped the truck and found a fishing line rigged from the cab to a hinge on the front license plate. The line could flip the plate out of view going through the toll plaza. The rear license plate was also bent up to defeat security cameras.