Skipping out on tolls has a man's mother owing over $10... Skipping out on tolls has a man's mother owing over $100,000 (The Eyes Of New York, Flickr).
Jean Davis owes the New Jersey Port Authority $102,141 in fines – more than any other individual – but claims it's because of her drug addicted son.

Davis made the Port Authority's recently released "Wall of Shame," a list consisting of individuals and companies that owe the most money to the state due to unpaid tolls and fees. Though she owes more than $100,000, she is actually only number 12 on the list, which is dominated by rental companies, one of which owes more than $1.7 million.

Davis' son, 52-year-old recovering drug-addict Peter Davis, took the blame for the staggering amount of fees. He told the NY Post that he would borrow her car and drive across the George Washington Bridge in order to buy cocaine in New York City.

"When you're addicted like that you don't think of he consequences. You have other things on your mind," he told the Post. "I knew it was inevitable. I knew there would be consequences sooner or later."

Those consequences, however, have been passed onto his mother.

"If I could have killed him and gotten away with it, I would have," she told the Post.

"The ones that are owed now, I'm simply not able to pay. It's something that's owed and it rankles me because it is in my name. I don't need this aggravation; I'm aggravated enough by the fact he did it. If he pays them then good for him, but I can't do that."

The Port Authority has recently been ramping up efforts to collect fees from individuals and companies.

"Starting today, the Port Authority is adopting a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to toll violators at Port Authority bridges and tunnels," P.A. Executive Director Pat Foye said. "The names of the most egregious violators - both individuals and commercial drivers - will now appear on the Port Authority's website for all to see."



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      Ripper
      • 2 Years Ago
      this is low compared to what my idiot brother in law did. My mom in law found out he owed almost a million in taxes on failed stocks from about 15 or 20 years ago. his moronic excuse was he thought he didnt have to pay taxes on failed stocks that he didnt collect on......LOL
      • 2 Years Ago
      When you allow someone to use your vehicle, that's what happens. Sorry, but she allowed him to do it. Do they not mail out written fines after a while? That's a lot of $$$ and had to take a while to accumulate.
        Paula
        • 2 Years Ago
        Trust me, you accidentally go through an ez pass without an ez-pass stickert on your window, you get a bill toot sweet, kinda hard to miss it. Sounds like Mama is out of luck.
      lsoxchance
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well, I rent cars, and I own my own EZPASS. I do feel bad for the car rental agencys. I have even gotten parking tickets on which I have paid for and recently a speeding ticket on which I paid for. Not many places have the arms to stop you, but this is so wrong. I wish people can understand like the GW isnt cheap why I go all around. Round trip for me by car from VA to MA is 50.00 that is to and from.
      • 2 Years Ago
      My whole family has E-Zpass, my daughter cleaned her car and forgot to put back the device, she kept getting notices in the mail, we responded with the tag number and account number, they still sent to collection agency, now we have to pay de $25 fine plus de .35 cents, how this woman let go for so long? I don't understand, someone please explain to me?
      • 2 Years Ago
      In Illinois, they take your license if you don't pay.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I know this is off subject, but does anyone at AOL proofread articles before they are posted? The first paragraph is missing the "r" in the word "her". Also, further down in the article, the letter "t" is missing from the word "the". C'mon AOL, at least make an effort to check before you submit. AOL should be renamed LOL!
        Tony
        • 2 Years Ago
        I think all of its articles edited by Huffington Post by them, nothing against that, but even my uneducated non spelling and over puctuating self see alot of this lately and also alot of unfinished articles or I feel that paragraphs are missing.
      randmhunley
      • 2 Years Ago
      do you think it took the govt long enough to catch up to them how did it get to $102,000.oo without some one caring
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ticks me off to absolutely no end that the theives who are in charge can just keep increasing the tolls whenever they feel like it without regard for the people who actually have to pay these ridiculous tolls.
      • 2 Years Ago
      The mother is responsible for being "stupid" enough to allow her son to use her car when she knowlingly is aware of his drug habit. Too damn bad, she and her son need to pay up, regardless of the excuse. Let him take the bus, or, train to go buy drugs. Allowing her son to use her car is no excuse. What if he were high while driving back and killed someone? She is just as guilty as he is, The Port Authority should deduct money from her paycheck and her son's paycheck until the day they both die!
      Dude
      • 2 Years Ago
      Typical enabler. Knows he's a drug addict. Gives him her car. Now she says its not her fault. Right. I'll bet she was letting him live in her home and use drugs there too. Make it easy for people to be worthless, you help them be worthless. Can you say codependent?
      ROBERT
      • 2 Years Ago
      f new jersey. land of the crooked politicians and city officials and that fat dumbazz chris christie
        Randy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ROBERT
        Oh, so it's ok for people to blame a democrats predecessor, but when it's a republican in office it's all their fault, even when we know he's been trying to clean up the messes left by years of the dems????
      Joe Be
      • 2 Years Ago
      Don't do drugs.
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