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Monday , May 21, 2018
BAGUIO

Cab driver faces multiple traffic violations

A TAXI driver in Baguio City is now facing multiple cases for disobedience to a person in authority, reckless driving, failure to show authorization to use improvised plates, and invalid driver’s license operating a public utility vehicle.

The suspect was identified as 45-year-old Jon Somera Mina, a resident of Sanitary Camp.

Based on police report, Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) traffic chief Oliver Panabang received a text message on April 24 from a concerned citizen informing him of the presence of a taxi along M. Roxas Street that was involved in an accident at BGH Compound.

Chief Inspector Panabang, together with Police Officer 3 (PO3) Reynaldo Lagnasan, proceeded to the area and approached the said taxi and asked the driver to turn off the vehicle.

However, a brief chase ensued when Mina drove off towards Don Bosco area, where he was stopped by a concerned citizen.

Mina declined to step out of the vehicle and instead asked for any warrant of arrest issued against him.

Mina eventually disembarked the taxi cab and surrendered his driver’s license to the authorities.

License verification conducted by the Traffic Enforcement Unit of the Land Transportation Office showed that Mina's driver’s license did not exist.

Mina is facing charges of disobedience to a person in authority, reckless driving, failure to show authorization to use improvised plates, and invalid driver’s license operating a public utility vehicle.


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