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He used a remote-controlled device to skip a $1.25 toll — in front of a trooper

This remote-controlled device allows drivers to skip tolls. Unless a trooper sees it

An Orlando man was charged with a felony after a Florida Highway patrol officer said he saw Joshua Concepcion West use a remote controlled device to cover his tag when he went through a toll, according to WESH.
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An Orlando man was charged with a felony after a Florida Highway patrol officer said he saw Joshua Concepcion West use a remote controlled device to cover his tag when he went through a toll, according to WESH.

It’s not clear how much a device that covers a license plate at the push of a button costs, but it’s definitely more than $1.25.

That’s the toll 27-year-old Joshua Concepcion West was trying to skip when a Florida Highway Patrol officer caught him in the act, according to WESH. Now he’s charged with a felony.

The trooper said he watched a hidden black screen lower over the “Endless Summer” tag on West’s silver Honda right as he went through a toll on an Orlando highway. Once West’s car was clear, the trooper said the screen came back up.

“It's not worth it. Pay the toll or don't use the road,” Sgt. Kim Montes told WESH.

Alex Harris: 305-376-5005, @harrisalexc

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