28 November 2014

Identified Driver of Blue Maserati Is Being Hunted

Blue Maserati
The hunt is on for Maserati sports car-driving motorist who punched and dragged a Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic constable after he tried to make an illegal left turn at a busy street in Quezon City during the early hours of 27 November 2014.

The suspect was identified as Joseph Russel Ingco, 39 years old and a resident of New Manila in Quezon City.

"Yung (driver ng) sports car gusto kumaliwa sa Quezon Avenue ... bawal 'yan. Ginawa namin [kinunan ng] picture ng kasamahan ko para ma-identify. Biglang minasama ng driver, nag-dirty finger siya," Fernandez said.

He said that while they did not pursue the driver, the driver made a U-turn at the intersection and summoned the victim initially identified as Jorby Adriatico. he then saw the driver yank Adriatico's uniform, punch him in the face, and then accelerated the car without letting the MMDA enforcer go.

A photo tweeted by dzBB's Allan Gatus showed the incident occurred along Scout Chuatoco Street. Another photo also indicated the brand of the vehicle.

The dzBB report said the MMDA may review closed-circuit television footage in the area to identify the sports car's driver.

Given the limited number of Maserati sports car in the country, it did not take long for the authorities to identify Inco. However, since the integrity of authorities are also questionable and the way they defer to the rich and moneyed families, netizens won't be surprised to read later that Inco will be found not guilty of direct assault.

Meanwhile, another photo tweeted by Gatus showed Adriatico with injuries to his face.

"Pagtingin ko hinatak ang damit, tapos kinaladkad. Pinaandar ang sasakyan, kinaladkad habang patakbo ang sasakyan tapos sinusuntok."