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Driver who dragged enforcer arrested

Reinir Padua - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - A motorist who allegedly dragged a Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic enforcer along EDSA in Cubao on Friday has been arrested, an official said yesterday.

Mark Ian Libunao was taken into custody late Friday night, said Superintendent Ely Pintang, head of the Quezon City Police District’s Traffic Enforcement Unit.

Libunao, who denies the allegation, is facing a complaint for reckless imprudence resulting in serious physical injury, Pintang said.

According to Pintang, traffic constable Sonny Acosta remained unconscious as of yesterday after he sustained head injuries following the incident at past 9 a.m. Friday. He ended up underneath the car and was run over as the driver sped away.

The Mitsubishi Adventure (AAB-4197) tagged in the incident was earlier traced to Dante Borguete of San Miguel, Bulacan. Pintang said Libunao works as a driver of Borguete’s father-in-law.

Pintang said the motorist driving the Adventure was earlier flagged down for moving along the lane designated for provincial buses.

As the enforcer was about to confiscate the motorist’s license, the latter allegedly rolled up the window and then sped off. Because of this, the enforcer, whose arm was still stuck in the window, was dragged along the road.

Meanwhile, MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said yesterday Acosta’s family is asking for prayers for the constable’s speedy recovery, ABS-CBN reported. 

He said Acosta is in the intensive care unit and his condition remains critical.

ACOSTA

CHAIRMAN FRANCIS TOLENTINO

DANTE BORGUETE OF SAN MIGUEL

LIBUNAO

MARK IAN LIBUNAO

METRO MANILA DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

MITSUBISHI ADVENTURE

PINTANG

QUEZON CITY POLICE DISTRICT

SONNY ACOSTA

SUPERINTENDENT ELY PINTANG

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