Friday, 18 May 2018 13:37

Police crack down on serial toll evader

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Police crack down on serial toll evader

TURNER - One can only hide from the law for so long.

State police said a truck driver from Turner learned that the hard way Thursday night when he was arrested for avoiding paying tolls on the Maine Turnpike.

 

Authorities said Danny Olson, 61, had been avoiding paying tolls for up to six years. They said he illegally attached license plates from other vehicles to help avoid detection.

 

Racking up over $13 hundred dollars in unpaid tolls in maine and officials believe he has done the same in other northeastern states.

 

Olson's run came to an end after state police stepped up efforts to identify the trucker. He finally was arrested Thursday night after his rig was pulled over.

 

Olson is now facing numerous charges, including illegal attachment of plates, failing to pay tolls, theft of services and having a false log book. Police also found plates inside the truck that didn't belong to Olson.

Craig Colson

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Craig Colson became news director and anchor at WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox Bangor in December of 2012. He began his career in broadcasting in 1985 while working as a news photographer at another Bangor television station. Craig worked his way up through the ranks and became the main anchor for the nightly newscasts before leaving in 2009. At that point, he became news director for four local radio stations and delivered the morning news before taking on his current position.

Craig grew up in a "news family" and followed in the footsteps of his father who was also a news director and anchor. His brother is also a news photographer at a Boston television station.

Craig's career has brought him all over-reporting from everywhere from Washington D.C. to Red Square in Moscow, Russia. When he isn't reporting the news, Craig can be found taking on new adventures with his two daughters or exploring the coast of Maine in his kayak. His other passion is making furniture in his shop or just about anything involving the outdoors.