RESTON, Va. (CBSDC) — A Virginia man who racked up a staggering $200,000 in fees for unpaid travels on the Dulles Toll Road had his day in court.
As the story goes, Jason Bourcier stopped paying the tolls in 2009 after an attendant told him cameras weren’t operational when the booths were unattended. He was using the highway each night to go to a transport job while searching for work in the financial industry, according to USA Today.
Bourcier says he received a bill for $1,250 one month into his money-saving plan. The Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority, which operates the road, informed him he owed $50 for unpaid tolls as well as $1,200 in administrative fees.
He was able to successfully negotiate the debt down to $800, but still didn’t have the money to pay.
So, on he went for the next 3 1/2 years driving on the roadway while only stopping to pay on rare occasions. And as the days passed and the number of missed tolls grew, so too did his balance.
Eventually, Bourcier was issued a summons by WMAA requesting payment for more than $200,000, a result of the tolls, penalties and interest.
This week in court, Bourcier’s attorney negotiated the bill down to $96,498, which is to be paid in monthly installments of $150.
The 33-year-old estimates the bill will be paid off when he is 87.