Van driver who dodged M50 toll 666 times is fined €25,000

13 motorists who failed to show up in court were fined a total of €154,000 in their absence for repeatedly failing to pay M50 tolls

M50 motorway. Stock image

M50 motorway. Stock image

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A judge has fined 13 motorists €154,000 after they skipped court prosecutions for repeatedly dodging M50 tolls, including a van driver who failed to pay for using the motorway 666 times.

They did not attend their scheduled Dublin District Court hearings on Monday, and Judge Anthony Halpin imposed fines ranging from €4,000 to €25,000 in their absence.