Driver tries to avoid bridge toll by disguising license plates with Safeway chicken wing label

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No, they really can’t make this stuff up. 

A sergeant patrolling near the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge on Tuesday night issued a citation to the driver of a Ford Mustang who had apparently used a Safeway chicken wings label on the front and back license plates to avoid paying the bridge toll, CHP said.

“I will say that this is the most obscure ways we’ve seen people cover digits on a license plate, but it’s not an uncommon thing to see people doing different things to try to disguise or hide their license plate,” said CHP Officer Andrew Barclay.

The Mustang’s partially covered plates were spotted on southbound Highway 101 north of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. 

Officials say the driver had ripped the food label in half — one half on the front license plate and the other half on the back license plate. 

Two digits were covered on both plates. 

“The driver was not exactly sure how those stickers got on there covering the exact same two digits on both license plates, but based off of our investigation, we are in Marin County and this is an individual who actually lives in the East Bay and so obviously they are traversing different Bay Area roadways, likely going over toll bridges somewhere along the way and again, you know we’ve seen toll evasion before by covering license plates. This is just a new unique way to do it,” says Barclay/

CHP Marin said people frequently cover their license plates in this area to avoid the tolls. 

The Mustang driver was cited for having an obstructed license plate and driving on a suspended license. 

The Mustang was also impounded. 

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