LTO suspends license of driver who dragged traffic enforcer
MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has suspended the license of the driver who dragged a Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MPTB) enforcer with his vehicle.
In a statement on Monday, LTO said it issued a show-cause order (SCO) to Orlando Ricardo Dizon Jr. with an instruction for him to appear before the agency’s Intelligence and Investigation Division in Quezon City on Thursday, November 21.
LTO said it suspended Dizon’s license for three months while the vehicle involved in the incident has been “tagged for an alarm” also for three months. LTO added that lifting the preventive suspension is subject to its approval.
Based on the CCTV footage, MPTB enforcer Adrian Lim was seen being dragged by a Mitsubishi Xpander, which driver was eventually identified to be Dizon. The incident reportedly ensued after Dizon was flagged down for a traffic violation.
Lim lost grip and fell from Dizon’s vehicle as it traverses Gelinos Street near Laong-Laan Road. The MTPB enforcer sustained injuries.
Dizon’s employer, Digital Network Communications and Computers, Inc. (DNCCI), was also summoned to explain why the firm should not be penalized or fined for failing to exercise due diligence in hiring and supervising the driver.
Dizon was arrested Saturday at Oroquieta Street corner Tayuman Street in Barangay 366, Sta. Cruz, Manila. He was detained at the Manila Police District Station 3 and will be charged for serious physical injury and hit and run.
Edited by KGA
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