E-ZPass records used in criminal investigations in New Hampshire

| Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Motorists who use the E-ZPass tolling system in New Hampshire would be wise to mind their Ps and Qs – the state could use their personal driving information against them in a criminal case.

According to The Associated Press, the state’s Department of Transportation has turned over E-ZPass records to state and federal investigators six times since the wireless tolling system was added to the Turnpike.

A person’s E-ZPass data – which is not considered an open record and is not available to the public or the press – could contain information on a vehicle’s location at a given time. In at least one of the cases, the data was used to prove that a suspect was not where his alibi claimed he was at the time a crime occurred, The AP reported.

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