LTO Says Ex-Cop in Viral Road Rage No Show in Hearing

Ex-Cop in Viral Road Rage Did Not Appear in Hearing, LTO Says

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) reported that ex-cop in the viral video footage did not appear in the hearing.

Last week, a road rage incident involving a driver in a red sedan, identified as Wilfredo Gonzales, and a cyclist went viral on social media. This prompted the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to issue a show-cause order against the driver.

Before imposing any punishments based on the viral video, LTO Chief Asec. Vigor Mendoza II emphasized the necessity of following due process and launched an extensive investigation into the matter.


On August 28, 2023, an official show cause order (SCO) was issued to Gonzales, demanding an explanation for his actions. The suspect will face reckless driving, obstruction of traffic, and operating a motor vehicle improperly.

However, during the hearing scheduled for August 31, 2023. Unfortunately, Gonzales was conspicuously absent. Instead, his son, acting on his behalf, surrendered his driver’s license as part of a 90-day preventive suspension imposed by the LTO.

On Friday, September 1, 2023, LTO-National Capital Region (NCR) Assistant Regional Director Hanzley Lim announced that charges filed against the car driver in the controversial road rage incident have been submitted for resolution due to the absence of a notarized affidavit.


“Mr. Gonzales did not submit an affidavit so we take it as a waiver on his part for us to decide on the matter based on the pieces of evidence we have,” said Lim.

The maximum penalty that Gonzales could face is the permanent revocation of his driver’s license. Such a penalty would have far-reaching consequences for his ability to drive legally in the future.

Earlier, ex-policeman in viral road rage incident surrenders and loses gun license

Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Chief, Police Brigadier General Nicolas Torre III stepped down from his position to facilitate an impartial investigation recognizing the seriousness of the situation.

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