Blizzard brings towing trouble for many drivers

TRENTON - This week's blizzard brought towing trouble for a number of overwhelmed New Jersey drivers who were forced to abandon their vehicles.

Several companies, including Hawk's Towing in Trenton, helped pull some of the vehicles out of the snowy mess, but some drivers say they're upset over the steep price.

Owner Brian Hawkins says state police had his tow trucks go to Route 138 in Wall Township where operators pulled out more than a dozen cars.

Johnny Larkin says his 2010 VW Golf was one of the vehicles towed after he was assured by authorities that it would not be touched. He says he was stunned to find out that it had been taken to Trenton and that the bill for towing, mileage, labor and storage was more than $600.

Hawk's towing has since cut the bill down to $250, but Larkin claims the towing company damaged his car.

According to the company, it had no other secure place to store vehicles except in Trenton.

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