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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 37, September 16, 2007, Article 14

MAN JAILED FOR USING OLD HIGHWAY TOLL TOKENS

Dennis Tucker and Dave Bowers forwarded the following item about
a man jailed for attempting to use invalid highway toll tokens.

"A Massachusetts man who insists his New Hampshire highway tokens
are still valid just spent three days in jail because he insisted
on using two tokens to pay a 50-cent toll.

"Thomas Jensen, 68, of Braintree, said the state broke a contract
with him and everyone else who bought tokens by refusing to accept
them after January of last year. He was convicted of theft of
services for continuing to use tokens after they were phased out.

"‘‘I gave the state of New Hampshire money for the tokens, and I
expect to be able to use them,’’ Jensen told The Patriot Ledger.

"Jensen was driving to his New Hampshire summer home when he tried
to pay the 50-cent toll with tokens, as he had always done.

"The toll worker refused to take them and a state trooper at the
plaza gave Jensen a citation.

"‘‘(The trooper) said, ‘Just give him the 50 cents.’ I said, ‘I
did, I gave him two tokens,’’’ Jensen told the newspaper.

"Monday, a judge told Jensen he could pay a $150 fine, do community
service or go to jail for three days. He choose jail.

"‘‘Over my dead body was I going to give the state another dollar
for the tolls,’’ Jensen said."

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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