Do you think $202,000 in fines for $440 in unpaid tolls is fair? How about the $40,000 he is actually having to pay?
Jason Bourcier admits to owing $440 in missed tolls on the Dulles Toll Road.
He has a lot of excuses for why he breezed through without paying for three-and-a-half years -- like he was unemployed and sometimes didn't have quarters.
Then he discovered VDOT tacks on a $25 processing fee per violation and $500 per infraction. It added up to a bill for $202,000 and this week, VDOT/E-ZPASS took Bourcier to court in Fairfax to try to get the money back.
Bourcier says he didn't pay the money back when the fines were lower on principle. He thinks the fines are egregious.
The best he could get in court was a lowering of the penalty to $40,000. He says he is on a payment plan until the year 2067, when he will be 87 years old.
He wants lawmakers to take another look at the fee structure.