“Sir hindi po pagbabanta ‘yon, ang ibig ko pong sabihin na ‘magkikita pa tayo” (is) magkikita pa tayo sa kanilang opisina dahil po iko-complain ko po siya sa dahilang ako po ang tinikitan niya bilang pasahero, hindi po ‘tong driver ko!”
This is the initial explanation of Jaime Buenaventura, the driver who was caught on camera disrespecting and giving grave threat against the traffic enforcer on duty who flagged them down due to a traffic violation.
It could be recalled that earlier this week traffic enforcer Lexan Salvador uploaded a video on Facebook showing how a driver threatened his life. During his initial interview at veteran broadcaster Raffy Tulfo’s program, he explained that he flagged down the driver due to violating the number coding scheme, but after series of negotiation, the driver started bad–mouthing him and giving grave threats.
The following day, the driver on the viral video personally went to Tulfo’s TV show to clean his name and air his side of the story.
According to Jaime, the enforcer issued a traffic violation against him instead of his driver Cesar Tumulak who was driving the vehicle when he flagged them down.
He said that he switched seats with his Cesar as he was trying to explain Lexan that he was a resident in Pasig and about to buy a medicine that time, he initially thought that the enforcer will just verify his identity for asking for his license, but he was surprised when Lexan issued him a violation. Jaime also claimed that the enforcer never asked for his chauffeur’s license
When the program contacted Lexan once again, he argued that he initially asked for the chauffeur’s license but did not surrender it and instead, he saw them switching places. Later on, he discovered that Cesar’s license is expired in April 2018.
“Nakita kop o itong si Mr. Jaime Buenaventura sa passenger seat, nakita ko po na tinapik niya. Pag tapik niya po derechong bumaba siya, pinalipat niya sa passenger seat at sumakay po siya sa driver’s seat,” Lexan said.
Later on the same day, Lexan personally went to Tulfo’s radio program to face the rude driver he once encountered.
But their confrontation turned into a heated argument as both of them insisted their story and eventually threatened to file cases against each other.
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