Road rage suspect in viral video collared in Tarlac City
A suspect in a road rage incident in Pampanga whose car bears a special “8” license plate usually issued to congressmen was collared in Tarlac City, a news report said Wednesday.
The suspect, who was a driver of Toyota FJ Cruiser, was reported to have punched a fellow motorist along the McArthur Highway in Balibago, Angeles City, Pampanga on Sunday, according to a report from dzMM.
Police identified the suspect as Jojo Valerio, a 30-year-old entertainer from Quezon City. He was reportedly on his way to a gig in a casino in Angeles City when the incident happened.
The driver also reportedly claimed that he was the son of a certain congressman.
A video of the incident has gone viral on social media.
The suspect was arrested during a gig in Tarlac through police hot pursuit operation on Tuesday night.
Police said that he was a 30-year-old entertainer from Quezon City who was on his way to a gig in a casino in Angeles City when the incident happened.
Police added that he was not a relative of Pampanga Rep. Carmelo Lazatin II, who has denied owning the vehicle involved in the road rage incident.
The suspect is currently detained at a police station in Angeles City. Charges are also being prepared against him.
The news report said that the police were investigating how the suspect obtained a special “8” license plate issued to congressmen in the 16th Congress. /cbb
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