Latest Stories

Korean jailed, charged after resisting cop, MMDA man probing traffic accident


MANILA, Philippines — A Korean national who had a few drinks before driving home figured in a traffic accident and also landed in jail for allegedly resisting a policeman and a traffic enforcer who came to investigate.

Jaehyong Lee, 30, a real estate broker, underwent inquest proceedings before the Quezon City prosecutors’ office on Tuesday after a vehicular accident the night before along EDSA.

The foreigner was arrested and brought to Camp Karingal for allegedly attacking a Metropolitan Manila Development Authority traffic enforcer and resisting a rookie policeman.

Police Officer 3 Erickson Isidro, the case investigator, said the inquest prosecutor recommended a case of resistance and serious disobedience against Lee.

Meanwhile, the direct assault case was dropped for lack of probable cause.

The incident stemmed from a traffic accident along EDSA at around 11:30 p.m. Monday.

The foreigner, a resident of Eastwood in Libis, said he had four bottles of beer in Pasig City before the accident.

Lee was driving a Honda Accord with license plate ZRH 254 along EDSA’s northbound lane when he allegedly bumped a Honda CRV with license plate ZKE 859, driven by a certain Teresita Dizon.

MMDA traffic enforcer Tristan Neneria, 29, saw this and rushed to the accident site.

However, Lee allegedly held Neneria by the right arm and pushed him away, saying: “You are only an MMDA.”

A patrolman assigned to the nearby Baliwag bus station, Police Officer 1 Stanley de Guzman, 24, noticed the commotion and came to the traffic enforcer’s aid.

The Korean national allegedly resisted the policeman’s efforts to arrest him but Lee later ended up in Camp Karingal.

Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter

Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Accident , Foreign Nationals , Global Nation , Metropolitan Manila Development Authority , Police , traffic investigation , vehicular accident

Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94


  • Lacson eyes P106-B ‘Yolanda’ rehab masterplan
  • What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  • Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  • 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  • Napoles surgery in Makati hospital successful
  • Sports

  • Mixers trim Aces; Painters repulse Bolts
  • Donaire junks Garcia as coach, taps father
  • ’Bye Ginebra: No heavy heart this time
  • UAAP board tackles new rules
  • Baguio climb to decide Le Tour de Filipinas
  • Lifestyle

  • The best flavors of summer in one bite, and more
  • Homemade yogurt, bread blended with pizza, even ramen
  • Visiting chefs from Denmark get creative with ‘ube,’ ‘ buko,’ ‘calamansi,’ mangoes
  • Salted baked potatoes
  • A first in a mall: Authentic Greek yogurt–made fresh in front of diners
  • Entertainment

  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • In love … with acting
  • From prison to the peak of success
  • ‘Asedillo’ location thrives
  • Business

  • Cost-recovery provisions for affected gencos urged
  • This time, BIR goes after florists
  • Philippine Airlines to stop shipment of shark fins
  • PH banks not ready for Asean integration
  • Stocks down on profit-taking
  • Technology

  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • Filipinos in Middle East urged to get clearance before returning
  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
  • Obama arrives in Tokyo, first stop of 4-nation tour
  • Marketplace