LTO explains decision to revoke license of ex-cop in road rage for only 2 years

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 8) – The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Friday said it revoked the license of the dismissed police officer who pulled a gun on a cyclist in Quezon City for only two years since the road rage did not result in death or injury.

“Kaya namin ginawang two years kasi walang naman death or injury. Ang nagpa-agraviate dito yung paglalabas ng baril,” LTO chief Assistant Secretary Vigor Mendoza II told reporters.

“Ipapataw lang namin na parusa sa mga ganitong problema is up to four years revocation if there is death or injury,” he added.

[Translation: The reason why we revoked his license to only two years was because there was no death no injury inflicted. We will only impose a penalty for up to four years for such incidents if there is death or injury.]

The LTO on Thursday revoked Wilfredo Gonzales’ driver’s license, banning him from applying for a new one until 2025.

Gonzales was also found liable for four traffic violations for hitting the cyclist on the head and pulling a gun on him after the biker bumped into his vehicle.