Police Chase Down Toll Cheating Trucker

Port Authority police say Nelson Vaquiz tried an ingenious way to avoid the toll for trucks crossing the George Washington Bridge into New York. They say as Vaquiz drove through a gateless toll lane, he pulled on a cable that flipped up his license plate so cameras couldn't read it.

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. You have to give Nelson Vaquiz credit. He tried an ingenious way to avoid the toll for trucks crossing the George Washington Bridge into New York. According to police anyway, he drove through a gateless toll lane without paying. And as he did it, he pulled on a cable that flipped up his license plate so cameras couldn't read it. It's a trick James Bond used in the movie "Goldfinger." Unfortunately, a cop spotted the moving plate and Mr. Vaquiz was chased down. It's MORNING EDITION.

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