News Man accused of rigging license plate to avoid GWB toll Javier Marte Photo Credit: Port Authority / Joanne Pentangelo By Alison Fox email@example.com @AlisonFox Updated March 10, 2016 7:06 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A Yonkers man rigged his license plate with fishing line to avoid paying a toll on the George Washington Bridge, authorities said. Javier Marte, 41, was caught Wednesday night at about 7:15 p.m. after Port Authority police noticed he didn’t have a front license plate. Police discovered Marte had lifted it to avoid paying the bridge toll by hooking up a piece of fishing line from the license plate to the dashboard of his white 2006 Freightliner. From there, police said, he could pull it up and then put it back down for driving. Marte’s back plate was bent as well, police said, so the EZ-Pass security cameras couldn’t identify him. Marte was charged with tampering with public records and theft of services. Attorney information for him was not immediately available. By Alison Fox firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.