Actor Jake Cuenca arrested for evading cops

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SOCO operatives inpect the vehicle of actor Jake Cuenca

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 10) — Actor Jake Cuenca was arrested by authorities on Saturday after he tried to evade arrest following a traffic incident that led to a police chase from Mandaluyong City to Pasig.

Authorities said the incident began at around 8:30 p.m. on the corner of Pantaleon and Silangan Streets in Bgy. Barangka Ibaba, Mandaluyong City, where Cuenca's off-road vehicle accidentally hit another vehicle owned by police officer.

But instead of stopping, Cuenca allegedly tried to flee the scene, hitting a steel barrier, the police said. The actor also ignored a police checkpoint in the ensuing chase.

The police report said authorities were forced to shoot at the tires of Cuenca's vehicle before he was cornered along Shaw Blvd., Barangay Kapitolyo in Pasig City.

A bystander was hit with by a stray bullet in the incident and was immediately brought to the Rizal Medical Center for treatment.

Cuenca was brought to the Mandaluyong Police Station where appropriate complaints against him were filed.

A separate investigation on the stray bullet incident is being conducted, the authorities said.