First person in court for e-tolls transgressions

2015-02-11 10:56

A Randburg man appeared in the Pretoria Magistrates’ Court yesterday on 1907 charges – the first person to appear in court for refusing to pay e-tolls.

According to the court papers, Bulgarian Dr Stoyan Hristov Stoychev drove his Hyundai i30 without one of its number plates, changed the “C” on the number plate to an “O”, and swapped two of the numbers, Beeld reported today.

But a Ford Bantam bakkie with the same number plate was a registered e-toll user.

Beeld reported that it was the first such prosecution since e-tolls started on December 3 2013.

Of the 1907 charges, 903 are for alleged fraud of R15 000 for the use of falsified plates.

The rest are for alleged transgressions of the National Road Traffic Act and the South African National Roads Agency Limited and National Roads Act.

He allegedly secured the number plates with cable ties for easy removal, refused to pay toll fees, drove without number plates, changed his number plate, and did not display his licence disc properly.

Traffic officials lay in wait for him on the N1 freeway in Centurion on October 2 and nabbed him.

He is out on bail of R10 000.

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