• Nov 22nd 2013 at 4:08AM
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Virginia Man Racks Up $200,000 in Road Toll Fines

Know that old yarn about the cobbler's children never having shoes? A financial consultant from Virginia has made a pretty serious financial mistake that will take him 54 years to pay off.

Jason Bourcier, 33, accumulated $202,000 in tolls, fines and fees after skipping tollbooths on the Dulles toll road, according to USA Today. The newspaper reported that while his lawyer was able to get the fines and fees reduced by more than half, he still owes the state $96,498, which he plans to pay off in $150 monthly installments over the next 54 years. He should have the fines all paid off by the time he's 87 years old.

Virginia has a graduated fining system for tollbooth scofflaws. Every time a driver ditches the toll, the fines becomes harsher. Each new infraction quickly piles up until the driver is being hit with $500 every time they skip the pay line, plus extra fines and court costs.

A spokes person for the agency which manages the Dulles toll road told USA Today that Bourcier is by far one of the worst offenders, accumulating 355 toll violations since 2009.

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      • 1 Year Ago
      What was his fool-prove plan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Uhhmm a $200,000 fine against this guy is really NOT THAT Unreasonable,, or Unfair,, when you think about it. Let's say that the single individual fine for skipping out on the toll is say $100 a pop. Now,, let's say this guy so happened to have skipped out on the toll,, perhaps twice a day (not once a day but twice a day) EVERY single day,, for a whole 3 years! Now do the Math. (365 days in a year,, x 3 years,,, times twice a day,, totals approx 2,000 plus,, individual infractions),, and now times $100 a pop??? So absolutely NO sympathy for this guy,, he needs to PAY the $200K fine,, (and however he wants to do it,, whether on the 54 year plan,, or much sooner)! :-)
      • 1 Year Ago
      Was the guy an idiot? Yes. But should that really give the government the right to tack on an additional $500 penalty each time he drives through a toll that costs a few bucks? Should we be comfortable with OUR government having that much authority to penalize any one of us with ridiculously inflated penalties?
        • 1 Year Ago
        $500 fine did not seem toi be enough to stop him braking the law...
        • 1 Year Ago
        ..and he's a ...Financial Advisor? Oh. You mean he SELLS Insurance.... Wanna trust your Roth IRA to THIS guy?
      • 1 Year Ago
      And they seriously wonder why those kids shot up virginia tech... like the father that got arrested today for picking his kids up from school out of turn. Keep it up guys youll just continue to see more people losing it.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Should be no such things as toll roads. We pay taxes that are SUPPOSED to pay for things like this.
      • 1 Year Ago
      My thoughts are: Put him in jail for a while also or make him do Community service plus pay the whole fine. I hate chintzy people who are always looking for the "free ride"
        • 1 Year Ago
        Eh, putting him in jail means he's not making the money to pay it back while at the same time burning up our tax dollars to care for him. No, I say stick with the fines....although I do wish they'd added some community service to debt.
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is total BS !!!!!!! He is a repeat, a serial offender and he gets his fine cut in one half and is then allowed to pay a miserly $150 per month ? CRIME PAYS !!!! this is a perfect example. Thow this scumbag in jail for a few years !!!!!!!!!!!!
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why not take route 7 instead. I did when I lived in Reston. There are so many other routes that are No Toll. I thing this guy is just an idiot!
      • 1 Year Ago
      I just want to know how he got around the toll gates.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Who does he think he is, one of our elected representatives?
      • 1 Year Ago
      There really are people THAT stupid. They think that everything is free. Well especially for the liberals. Nothing is free, nothing. "The government can not give to one person what it does not first take from someone else" and "A government big enough to give you everything is also big enough to take everything that you own " Thomas Jefferson
        • 1 Year Ago
        And of course some idiot has to involve his political views. I may be liberal, but at least i dont believe in an invisible man in the sky who controls everything yet does nothing. Get a grip moron.
          • 1 Year Ago
          Not all Conservatives or Republicans are religious but it appears that all liberals are valueless morons who what other peoples hard earned belongings for themselves. If they don't want them for themselves they want to take them from their rightful owners so they can give it to another liberal and take credit for helping them with someone else's property.. Now for the idiocy of atheism and atheist; I have questioned many, many and to the one they all believe that their is other life in the universe and most say it is probably intelligent life.. All this with no evidence.. The question of the creation of the universe and if their is or is not a deity or deities is unknowable. One can believe or not believe but one cannot know.. Atheists are as far out on a limb on this one as theists.. Thank you for self identifying as a moron..
      • 1 Year Ago
      If I were his client, I would immediately change financial consultants. What a piece of trash.
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