ED Christopher S. Go, a member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of the province of Isabela, is facing charges of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide after running over and killing 50-year-old parking attendant Celso Calacat while allegedly driving intoxicated in Quezon City early Wednesday morning.
According to witness Christian Salvador, Calacat was run over by Go along Tomas Morato St. while Calacat was helping park vehicles around the vicinity of Scout Fuentebella St.
Salvador said he saw a speeding SUV, driven by Go, hit Calacat who was crossing Tomas Morato St.
The victim, who sustained head and body injuries, was rushed to the hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.
In the initial investigation of PO3 Joel Alviso of the Quezon City Police District, Go was reportedly found to have been intoxicated when the incident occurred. Aside from facing charges of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide, Go will also be charged for driving under the influence (DUI).
Go, an ally of incumbent Isabela Gov. Faustino “Bojie” Dy, is currently a member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan representing the 2nd District. He is the son of incumbent Isabela 2nd District Rep. Ana Cristina S. Go.
The younger Go will reportedly run for his mother’s congressional seat in May 2019 under Isabela 1st District Rep. Rodito Albano, who is said to be planning to run for governor together with Dy, who is sliding down to Vice Governor.
If convicted of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide, Go could face a prison term ranging from six months to as much as six years.
Go may also be held liable for violating Republic Act 10586, or the Anti-Drunk Driving and Drugged Act of 2013.
Under the law, motorists caught DUI using a non-professional driver’s license will be detained for a minimum of three months, fined a minimum of P20,000, have their vehicle impounded and their license suspended for 12 months. In cases where DUI results in fatalities, fines range from P100,000 to P500,000.