Gun grab attempt foiled

GAPAN CITY -- A drunk driver creating trouble in the barangay landed in jail after he assaulted a police officer trying to pacify him on Wednesday night here.

City police head Lt. Col. Criselda De Guzman identified the arrested driver as Carlito Eser, 56, of Bgy. San Nicolas, this city.

De Guzman said the suspect due to intoxication was getting unruly in his barangay and when he was confronted by her operative Staff Sergeant Edvhil Yanga, 40, of Bgy. Sapang, Jaen where he introduced himself as an officer of the law, the former pushed the lawman and even attempted to grab his service firearm.

The incident transpired at 6 p.m. in Bgy. San Nicolas.

De Guzman said the suspect was immediately arrested facing charges of direct assault before the city prosecutor’s office here.