MANILA - The chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is offering a P100,000 reward for any information that will lead to the arrest of a driver of a blue Maserati who attacked a traffic constable yesterday.
In an interview with radio DZMM, MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino condemned the assault on MMDA traffic enforcer Jorbe Adriatico who was punched in the face and dragged several meters by the Maserati driver.
Adriatico earlier identified the Maserati driver as Joseph Russell Ingco of Valencia Hills, Quezon City, based on the license obtained by police from the Land Transportation Office.
National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Carmelo Valmoria said police are conducting follow-up operations to apprehend the driver of the Maserati Ghibli, reportedly worth P7 million.
There are only two blue Maserati Ghiblis in the Philippines at the moment.
Adriatico earlier said he flagged down the blue Maserati after it tried to make an illegal left turn at the corner of Quezon Avenue and Araneta Avenue Thursday morning.
The traffic constable said he took a video of the Maserati, prompting the driver to go straight on Araneta Avenue and make a u-turn.
The Maserati driver then gave Adriatico the dirty finger, angering the MMDA employee who then challenged the driver to do it again.
It was then that the driver grabbed Adriatico's phone and his collar and dragged him along while the car was moving along Quezon Avenue.
Adriatico said Ingco punched him twice in the face, breaking his nose.
He said the driver only let him go when his passenger noticed that another traffic enforcer was following them on a motorcycle. With a report by The Philippine Star