Carabuena gets lifetime ban from LTO

Posted at 09/17/2012 6:52 PM | Updated as of 09/17/2012 6:52 PM

MANILA - The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has revoked for life the license of a motorist who abused a Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic constable.

In a 10-page decision, LTO-National Capital Region (NCR) Director Atty. Teofilo Guadiz cancelled Robert Blair Carabuena's driver's license.

Aside from the lifetime driving ban, the LTO also charged Carabuena with assault of a person in authority for roughing up traffic constable Saturnino Fabros last month.

Carabuena also faces raps for refusing to obey a traffic order.

Guadiz said he gave Carabuena a chance to submit an affidavit in a hearing last September 10, but he did not show up. This amounts to a waiver of his right to reply and explain his side.

Carabuena has apologized for his acts against Fabros. -- report from Arnell Ozaeta, dzMM