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Woman Facing $81K in Fines for Unpaid Tolls



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    A Fairfax County, Virginia, woman is facing $81,000 in fines releated to unpaid tolls on the Dulles Toll Road, WTOP reports

    Sara Hagarty's attorney, David Bernhard, told WTOP his client is accused of not paying about $236 in tolls. Penalties and other fees boost that amount to a whopping $81,325. 

    A judge recently ruled the fine does not represent an unconstitutional burden, despite a constitutional amendment barring excessive fines. Bernhard has requested that a jury make the final decision. 

    This is not the first time a driver has racked up a crazy bill on the Dulles Toll Road. 

    Three years ago, Jason Bourcier was slapped with a $200,000 bill after he ignored the tolls. Bourcier eventually reached a settlement with VDOT, and both parties agreed on a payment plan. Bourcier will be paying VDOT back until he’s 87.