MANILA, Philippines - A car carrying actor Richard Gutierrez was stopped by traffic enforcers Tuesday morning for beating the speed limit on Commonwealth Avenue.
A staff member from the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Management Non-Contact Policy Program said Gutierrez's driver was driving a brand new white Audi without license plates. He said the car was clocked at 79 kph, which is above the 60 kph speed limit on Commonwealth.
He said the actor's car was stopped near Iglesia Ni Cristo church at 8:10 a.m.
"Medyo nagkaroon ng interception. Mayroon po kaming video. Nag-speed limit po siya 79 kph. Ang limit po ay 60. Na-ticket-an lang po siya. Hindi po siya ang nagda-drive ng Audi white. Wala pang plaka, brand new po," the staff said.
Actor Gutierrez was inside the Audi but was not driving when the interception occurred.
Gutierrez's sister, Ruffa, confirmed the news in her Twitter account and said the driver was just one of 180 people cited for traffic violations on Commonwealth.
The MMDA imposed the 60 kph speed limit on Commonwealth Avenue, dubbed the country's "killer highway", last January to limit the number of fatal accidents on the thoroughfare.
International experts have cited the use of concrete barriers, improper position of pedestrian lanes and series of U-turn slots as some of the road hazards that cause accidents along Commonwealth.