Man who dodged e-tolls fined R20 000 - report

2015-09-10 18:40
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Pretoria - A man who altered his number plates to avoid paying e-tolls was fined R20 000 by the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Thursday, Eyewitness News reported.

Dr Stoyan Stoychev pleaded guilty to 987 counts of failing to pay e-tolls, a count for each gantry he drove under without paying. He would also have to pay Sanral R13 200 in outstanding toll fees.

From December 2013 until March 2014, he reportedly used the freeway, but did not pay the fees.

Between March and August he used an altered plate and between August and October he used a false number plate.

One of the fake plates that he used allegedly belonged to another motorist who was registered for e-tolls.

Stoychev is a researcher from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

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