‘Drug-crazed’ motorist hits pedestrians, other vehicles; yields weapons after car chase
BULAKAN, Bulacan–Police arrested a 26-year-old man, described as “drug-crazed,” after a 20-minute car chase where he hit and side-swept other vehicles and pedestrians with his car along MacArthur Highway through at least three towns in Bulacan province on Friday, May 20, report said Saturday.
Balagtas town police chief Major Michael Udal said police cornered suspect Jomar Idago at about 5 p.m. in Barangay (village) Balubad in Bulakan town after a car chase that started near Balagtas public market area along MacArthur highway at around 4:30 p.m.
He also yielded around 20 improvised weapons, about 20 mobile phones, several sachets of shabu (crystal meth) and marijuana. The amount and worth of shabu and marijuana were not specified in the report.
Report said Idago, aboard his black Kia Rio, engaged police in a car chase where he side-swept other vehicles in the villages of Tuktukan, Cruz and Tabang in Guiguinto town. He then turned left in Tabang and took the direction going to Bulakan, also hitting cars and tricycles in the villages of San Francisco and Balubad.
He then smashed into a private fence of a resident in Balubad where Balagtas and Bulakan police jointly cornered him.
Once cornered, Idago would not open the heavily tinted windows and the doors of the car, prompting the police to break the windows and arrest him.
Udal told Inquirer the suspect appeared to be high on drugs based on the look of his eyes and his varying explanations of why he was driving wild. Idago also could not tell where he came from and where he was going.
Meanwhile, Balubad Barangay Captain Jun Bernardino told Inquirer that one of his village watchmen was hurt and was brought to Bulacan Medical Center after Idago’s car hit the tricycle he was riding.
The incident rendered Balubad road closed to traffic for more than two hours as the vehicle of the suspect obstructed the flow of vehicles and the police conducted the inventory of the seized materials at the middle of the road.
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