Toll Taker Suspended For Writing ‘I Can’t Breathe’ On Motorists’ Ticket
[su_right_ad]The toll collector on the Mass Turnpike decided to make a political statement on the driver’s ticket, which didn’t sit too well with him.
Someone had also written a profane expression cursing “the law” on the ticket, jolting the driver out of his morning routine Tuesday as he entered the Turnpike in Weston at 8:20 a.m.
“I don’t like to involve myself in this kind of stuff,” said Mike Murtha, who was driving to work in Worcester when he noticed “this little message” on the toll card and photographed it. He turned in the ticket when he paid his toll, but sent a photo to his girlfriend…
The photo found its way to the state Department of Transportation, which was able to identify the tolltaker who handed it out within hours since each ticket can be traced back to a particular toll booth.
His supervisors questioned the worker, who acknowledged writing the message, said DOT officials, who wouldn’t release his name. The toll collector told his bosses he scribbled the words on one ticket only and hadn’t meant to hand it to anyone.[su_csky_ad]