Houston man accused of using license plate flipper to avoid tolls

Preston Cody Talbot is accused of avoiding more than $5,400 in tolls on Houston highways.
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Preston Cody Talbot is accused of avoiding more than $5,400 in tolls on Houston highways.

Credit: Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office

Credit: Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office

A Texas man is accused of using a license plate flipper that helped him avoid more than $5,400 in tolls, KTRK reported.

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Preston Cody Talbot, 27, of Spring, was charged with misdemeanor unlawful use of a criminal instrument, the Houston Chronicle reported.

According to police, Talbot was stopped Thursday on the Sam Houston Tollway and was found with a license flipper, a plate cover designed to temporarily cover a license plate with a black sheet, according to the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office.

Officials said Talbot avoided paying $5,473.07 in tolls, KRTK reported. That is the equivalent of navigating the entire Sam Houston Tollway more than 600 times, the Chronicle reported.

Talbot was released after posting a $100 bond, the newspaper reported.