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LTO XI to intensify drive vs drunk drivers this Christmas

THE LAND Transportation Office (LTO) in the region will strengthen the implementation of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 10586  or the Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act of 2013 this holiday season.

Atty. Eleanor Calderon, assistant regional director of LTO XI, said violators face a penalty of a minimum of three months and a maximum of 20 years in prison or a fine of between P20,000 and P500,000.

On the other hand, the driver’s license will also be suspended for one year for the first offense and revocation for the second offense. The agency, however, did not release data on the number of drunk driving apprehensions this year.

However, based on the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) data, 74 road crash incidents were recorded this year, which ended with investigators filing a case of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide against the drivers.

According to the Highway Patrol Group, drunk driving represents about 25% of the road crashes in the country.


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