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LTO suspends Makati road rage suspect's driver's license

LTO suspends Makati road rage suspect's driver's license

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Thursday said it has suspended the driver’s license of the suspect in the fatal shooting of a motorist on EDSA-Ayala Tunnel in Makati City.

In a statement, LTO chief Assistant Secretary Vigor Mendoza II said driver’s license cancellation is the maximum penalty for the suspect’s administrative cases for reckless driving and being an improper person to operate the vehicle.

“We already issued a Show Cause Order against him and since he is already under police custody for a case that is non-bailable, he was directed to submit a notarized affidavit on why he should not be penalized,” Mendoza said.

The LTO-National Capital Region also issued a show cause order against the registered owner of the car that the suspect used during the incident.

According to Mendoza, the registered owner will be asked why the suspect was driving the vehicle and why there were two license plates seized during the arrest of the suspect.

On Tuesday, a 65-year-old male family driver died after the suspect shot him following an altercation on the tunnel. The victim was with a female housemaid and a seven-year-old child who witnessed the crime.

Authorities on Wednesday arrested the alleged gunman at his house in Pasig City.

One of the pistols registered to the suspect was “confirmed through Firearms crossmatching to be the one used in the shooting,” according to the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).

The suspect tested positive for paraffin test and the black vehicle used during the crime was also found and confiscated in his house, the police added.

Murder complaint will be filed against the suspect, according to the police. —KBK, GMA Integrated News