Man lands in jail after evading police checkpoint in Naga City, Cebu

By: Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro March 07,2021 - 10:02 AM

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 30-year-old man landed in jail after he tried to evade a police checkpoint along the national highway in Naga City, Cebu late night on Saturday, March 6.

His arresting officers later on found out that Jonathan Batoctoy, who is from Sitio Lagang, Barangay Ocaña in Carcar City, was without a driver’s license while he also drove an unregistered motorcycle.

Police Staff Sergeant Raymond Romarez, desk officer of Naga City Police Station, said that Batoctoy is now detained and will be charged for the violation of Republic Act 4136 or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code and Article 151 of the Revised Penal Code or Disobedience of a Person in Authority.

Romarez said that Batoctoy came from a vulcanizing shop in Barangay Inoburan where he worked and was on his way to Barangay Balirong, where he is temporarily staying with his common-law wife, when he passed by the police checkpoint along the national highway in Barangay East Poblacion at around 10 p.m. on Saturday.

A spot report released by the Naga City police showed that policemen who were manning the checkpoint tried to call Batoctoy’s attention but he “sped off’.”

The report said that the suspect “disobeyed” and “resisted” inspection by policemen who were manning the said checkpoint.

Police gave chase and arrested Batoctoy at the vicinity of Barangay Naalad in Naga City. / dcb

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