3 drunk men nabbed at Batangas checkpoint

POLICE on Tuesday arrested three under the influence of liquor at a checkpoint in San Juan, Batangas.

​Rosario Municipal Police Station chief Major Jaime S. Pederio identified the suspects as Victor Gutierrez, Fidel Dumael Jr., and Jay Regota.

​Pederio said his men were manning Quarantine Control Point for COVID-19 along National hi-way of Bgy. Tipaz, in San Juan town at 8:45 p.m. when Victor, who was under the influence of liquor approached. The police officers asked for his quarantine pass but he shouted at the authorities.

​He was arrested.

​Dumael and Regota, both also under the influence of liquor,arrived and tried to negotiate with the cops but when they were about to be arrested, the suspects resisted.

​When searched, the police recovered from Dumael’s possession one Armscor cal .45, three magazines, a firearm registration (LTOPF) and a permit to carry document.

The three suspects will be charged for Direct Assault, Resistance and Disobedience to a Person in Authority in relation to Republic Act 11332, Pederio said.