A man has been arrested for driving in the Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) express lane without paying. Police said Wednesday that the suspect, who has been identified as 45-year-old Takashi Oshima, has admitted forcing his way through the ETC barrier on over 1,000 occasions.
Police said that Oshima appeared on CCTV recordings numerous times since 2009. On one occasion, he drove close behind the car in front and followed it through the barrier before it closed. On other occasions, he would lean out of the driver's side window and raise the barrier by hand. Police said Oshima has been filmed forcing his way through ETC barriers on 1,129 occasions.
Oshima was quoted by police as saying, "I never had any money on me."© Compiled from news reports