MMDA recommends revoke of drivers license of female lawyer involve in road rage

October 3, 2014 4:29 am 

MANILA, Oct. 2 -– Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino on Thursday recommended the revocation of the driver’s license of a female lawyer involved in a road rage where traffic enforcers and police officers were harmed last Tuesday along EDSA in Quezon City.

"Siguro pwede kong i-recommend na irevoke muna kasi bago pa lang ang anti-drunk driving law ay na violate agad,” Tolentino told reporters in an interview held in MMDA Headquarters in Makati City.

The lawyer, identified as Bettina Zamora, 30, faces charges of driving under the influence of liquor; obstruction; alarm and scandal; and direct assault filed by the complainants Saturnino Embuscado, Michael Arcilla, both MMDA traffic enforcers, and SPO2 Richard Madrid of Eastwood Police Station 12.

According to Embuscado, the incident occurred at the north bound of EDSA in front of Robinson's Galleria around 11:43 p.m. last Tuesday where Zamora, who was under the influence of liquor, had heated argument with another motorist which caused alarm and scandal and traffic jam.

Embuscado responded to the incident but Zamora assaulted them, uttered foul words and shouted on top of her voice against them.

Arcilla said Zamora wants to board her car but they could not allow her because she might hurt not only herself but also other people.

“We had to hold her down because she was so drunk that if we let her go, things might get even worse than they are and she might end up hurting other people as well,” Arcilla explained.

Zamora also was tested positive during alcohol breath test. (PNA) FFC/CLTC/GAGM (OJT)

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