I am writing this the day I received a citation in the mail for Toll Evasion. The citation states I used the South Bay Expressway on 1-27-2011 at 7:22pm and failed to make the toll payment. My citation number is C113488687.
The problem with this is I was nowhere near the location on this or any other date. I have never used the toll road in question. Infact, on 1-27-2011 (a Thursday), I worked my normal hours at my job in Camarillo CA 93010 (located 187 miles from Chula Vista). After my work, I picked up my kids and took my son to his soccer practice at Valley Lindo Park in Camarillo, CA 93010. His practice ended at 6:15pm. After which I took my kids home and made them dinner. I have witnesses that place me in Camarillo, CA 93010 at 6:15pm. It is simply impossible for me to get from Camarillo to the toll road located over 180 miles away in 1 hour. With no traffic, maybe I can make it in 3 hours, but not leaving Camarillo at 6:15pm.
I know that I and my vehicle have never used the toll road. I know on the date and time I was nowhere near San Diego. So how can this entity state they have reasonable proof in order to issue a citation. They cannot. So they either made an error, or accepted unacceptable evidence as proof.
In either case, I have been placed with the burden of proving my innocence. This South Bay Expressway should do their due diligence prior to issuing erroneous citations which cause innocent people time,money and frustration.
I would like to find out how to see this photo that shows a 2009 red Nissan Sentra with my license plate. There simply cannot be a photo, so i conclude that this organization is just sending out citations knowing many will pay the erroneous fines in order to close the issue. Comments by others have stated that the organization is having financial problems, so maybe this is their strategy towards fixing them.