Maine police seize 5 tractor-trailers over unpaid tolls

POLAND, Maine (AP) — State Troopers on Friday seized five tractor-trailers belonging to a Rhode Island trucking company accused of amassing $75,000 in unpaid tolls.

The trucking company, Commodity Haulers Express, of North Kingston, Rhode Island, is facing felony theft-of-service charges over the unpaid Maine Turnpike tolls over the past three years, Maine State Police said.

A message left at Commodity Haulers Express was not immediately returned.

The trucking company hauls water for Maine’s Poland Spring, which was not aware of the unpaid tolls, officials said.

The Maine Turnpike Authority asked state police last month to investigate after repeatedly notifying the company of the debt. The company’s right to operate vehicles in the state was suspended by the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

State police stopped four of the trucks along Route 122 in Poland; the other one was stopped on the Maine Turnpike in York.

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