North Texas tollways ban habitual scofflaws

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PLANO, Texas (AP) - The agency in charge of North Texas' toll roads says it's taking steps to ban perpetual toll scofflaws.

The North Texas Tollway Authority said Wednesday that it would ban any drivers with 100 or more unpaid tolls. Starting next year, scofflaws pulled over on an NTTA road will face a ticket and a fine up to $500. Those who then continue to use tollways without paying could have their vehicles impounded until fines are paid.

A handful of Department of Public Safety vehicles will have automatic license plate scanners to help track down scofflaws.

NTTA administers several toll roads in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.

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