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February 22, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Toll penalty unfair? House bill would give judges more leeway

Washington state drivers who get stuck with a $40 toll penalty would get the chance to explain any “mitigating circumstances” to a judge, under House Bill 1941, filed this week. Currently, judges in state toll court have virtually no leeway and reduce the fines only about one-fourth of the time — for instance, when a driver…

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