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Duterte's son apprehended for overspeeding

DAVAO City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte now joins the growing ranks of overspeeding drivers in Davao City, as he was caught running at 57kph in a 40kph zone on Friday morning, June 17.

Like the growing ranks, which includes his sister incoming Mayor Sara Duterte, he was issued a ticket.

In an interview via phone with the Davao City Transport and Traffic Management (CTTMO) head Rhodelio Poliquit with Sun.Star Davao, he said that there has already been a lot of cases of prominent people in the city being caught for traffic violations in the past.

"Lahat naman nang lumalabag, huhulihin talaga namin. It's just that our men are told and trained to talk well with the violators, approach them in a polite manner," Poliquit said.

Duterte's eldest son, posted on his online social networking account Facebook the ticket issued to him by Traffic Enforcer Jonathan Frigillana with issue number 179383573.

The ticket said that Duterte was driving at 57 kilometer per hour in a 40 kph zone along the MacArthur Highway in Bangkal, Davao City. In his post, Duterte said he was in a hurry to go home around 4:00 a.m. of June 17, 2016. He lives in Barangay Catalunan Grande.




The comment section was more hilarious as friends and supporters ribbed the vice mayor because of his reason for speeding, the angry wife.


"Amusing! First time nako nadakpan for speeding violation. Dili gayud diay dapat mahadlok dayun sa asawa kay basta makauli lang, (This is my first time to be caught for violating traffic rules. Maybe I should not panic whenever my wife gets angry, getting home is enough)" he said.

He was told to pay P2,078 at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) as sanction for his violation.

"Tingnan ko nga kung hinuhuli rin ba ng mga Traffic Enforcers itong mga uso-uso sa Mintal at Toril. Ganito pala ang feeling pag nahuli," he wrote. Uso-uso are jeepneys rigged with truck engines to make them run fast.

Incoming Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte was also apprehended for overspeeding by traffic enforcers in 2015.

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte was also flagged down by traffic policemen several years ago and issued a ticket for not wearing helmet while riding his motorbike.

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