THE Land Transportation Office (LTO) ordered the revocation of the driver’s license of the driver of the SUV that ran over a security guard directing traffic in Mandaluyong City recently.
The Non-Professional driver’s license of Jose Antonio Sanvicente was ordered revoked by the LTO pursuant to Section 27 of R.A. 4136 or the “Land Transportation and Traffic Code.”
With the revocation, San Vicente is likewise perpetually disqualified from securing a driver’s license and driving a motor vehicle.
The revocation of San Vicente’s license was ordered after the LTO found San Vicente liable for reckless driving and for violating Section 55 (duty of driver in case of accident) of R.A. 4136 when he abandoned the scene and the victim, 31-year-old security guard Christian Joseph Floralde.
Aside from San Vicente’s disregard of the authority of the Land Transportation Office, his acts were considered unacceptable behaviors of a driver. “Taken as a whole, his actions are tantamount to the acts of an improper person to operate a motor vehicle pursuant to Section 27 (a) of R.A. 4136 otherwise known as the “Land Transportation and Traffic Code,” a statement from the LTO said.
On June 5, 2022, a video from a motorist’s dashcam went viral online after it showed a RAV4 bumping and running over a Floralde, who was then directing traffic behind SM Megamall and the suspect sped away without checking on the victim.
The video caught the attention of the LTO and the next day, the Intelligence and Investigation Division (IID) issued a “Show Cause Order” for the vehicle’s registered owner to appear at the LTO with the together with the involved driver and for both to submit their comment/explanation on June 7, 2022.
The order was received by Sanvicente’s father, Joel Sanvicente, who said the younger Sanvicente was the involved driver.
Mr. Sanvicente or his representative, failed to comply with the order.
A Final Show Cause Order was again issued for the Sanvicentes to appear at the IID on June 10, 2022 at 1 p.m. Again, both failed to comply.
The driver’s license of the younger Sanvicente was placed on preventive suspension for 90 days and the vehicle with plate number NCO 3781 was placed under alarm so it can be used for any reason whatsoever while investigation is ongoing.
Upon verification with the LTO system, it showed that Sanvicente has a record of three apprehensions for reckless driving in 2010, 2015 and 2016, showing a history of reckless behavior on the road.