Cop bumped by motorcycle rider at checkpoint

November 19, 2018

TRECE Martires City, Cavite -- A policeman was injured when a motorcycle driver he flagged down hit him at a police checkpoint Sunday morning.

PO1 Russel Almendras, of the Trece Martires City Police Station, was already in stable condition after undergoing treatment in the hospital after he was hit directly by the motorcycle driven by one Mark Jayson Taniegra.

Police said they were conducting ‘Oplan Sita’ in Bgy. San Agustin in Trece Martires City at 4:30 a.m. They signalled the suspect to slow down and stop but the latter reportedly shouted and cursed the officers as he accelerated his motorcycle even as PO1 Almendras was standing in front of him.

The suspect was charged with direct assault upon agent in authority, resisting arrest and disobedience.