By LeaAnne Klentzman
Precinct 2 Deputy Constable Corporal Lewis Jefferson was patrolling on the Fort Bend County Toll Road, Tuesday, June 28, around 4:15 p.m. While he was driving he observed a vehicle that appeared to be a toll road violator that was listed in the reports distributed to deputies assigned to patrol the toll road. So Deputy Jefferson stopped the violator. Initially, Deputy Jefferson did not realize that he had just bagged the # 1 toll road violator in Fort Bend County.
Jefferson arrested the violator who has been identified as Timothy Handy. He reportedly owes Fort Bend Co. Toll Road Authority $4,180.85 and Harris Co.Toll Road Authority $5,787.50. When Handy was asked how this could have happened, he replied, “I was going to pay, just too lazy to stop.”
Precinct 2 Constable Ruben Davis said, “Deputy Jefferson’s arrest sends a clear message reminding people that they must have a valid account to use the toll roads, and there are consequences if you deliberately refuse to pay the tolls and keep using the roads”.