MANILA – Maserati driver Joseph Russel Ingco has had his license revoked by the Land Transportation Office (LTO), on account of his scuffle with traffic official Jorbe Adriatico.
LTO spokesperson Jason Salvador said that the agency resolved on Friday to strip Ingco of his license on charges of reckless driving, committing a crime in the process of apprehension and driving an unregistered vehicle.
He added that each of the charges carried a fine of P10,000, aside from the revocation of the driver’s license.
The ruling is being questioned by Ingco’s camp, which says that they were never notified or summoned in order to explain their side of the story; as such, they would appeal the LTO’s decision.
Ingco’s legal counsel, Edgar Padernal, said that his client was never given the chance to personally address the complaint filed against him by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).
Padernal said Ingco was never able to answer in person or in writing the complaint against him filed by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).
Salvador pointed out, however, that the LTO based its decision not only on the MMDA complaint, but also on Ingco’s four prior records of reckless driving.
He added that it was unnecessary for the LTO to summon Ingco prior to issuing its resolution to revoke his driver’s license.