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Preston Talbot was arrested Thursday for possessing an illegal license plate flipper. Cops say the device enabled Talbot to avoid paying nearly $5,500 in tolls on Houston roads.
Houston cops have arrested a man they say avoided paying nearly $5,500 in tolls on Houston roads with an illegal “license plate flipper.”
Preston Talbot, 27, of Houston, was stopped Thursday for avoiding a toll on the Sam Houston Expressway and charged with a misdemeanor, police said.
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“He would activate this device, putting a flipper down in front of his license plate, so the cameras at toll plazas couldn’t read his plate,” Harris County Constable Mark Herman told KHOU-TV Friday.
The device Talbot is accused of installing in his car worked with the touch of a button, the station reported.