SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — A woman who hasn’t driven through the Bay Area in 15 years is fighting back after receiving over 50 tickets for not paying her toll on bridges she says she never crossed.
Richann Flynn of Modoc County, near California’s border with Oregon has 55 tickets to be exact.
“At first, I was really upset and frustrated, which I guess I still am,” Flynn told the Sacramento Bee.
Randy Rentschler of the Bay Area Toll Authority acknowledges that out of the 120 million cars that cross the San Francisco Bay, sometimes there are mistakes.
“We knew this was a problem with this read. This read was inaccurate. We have a way to block that read so that it doesn’t happen again, and it did happen here, and we’re really sorry about that,” Rentschler said.
Flynn says she couldn’t get anyone to help with her problem until her state senator stepped in.
“This is an issue that should’ve been resolved on the first call, but it took many, many calls; hours and hours of Mrs. Flynn’s time on the phone,” State Senator Ted Gaines said.