PNP: Drivers who refuse to show ID face charges PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 13:03

By LIZA JOCSON

Drivers who refuse to show their identification cards to authorities conducting checkpoints face charges under the Revised Penal Code, according to a police official.

This was stated following the reported refusal of a vehicle driver in Upper Calarian to show his identification card to authorities manning the checkpoint in the west coast last Monday.

While vehicle passengers may not be liable under the law for their refusal to show their identification cards, this may not necessarily be true for vehicle drivers.

P/Chief Inspector Edwin Duco, Tourist Police Chief, said that drivers can be held legally for Resistance to Lawful Summons to a Person in Authority or their Agents.

Duco explained that vehicle drivers must always have their drivers licenses on hand when operating a vehicle and thus, not handing over such to a police officer is tantamount to Disobedience.

The driver’s license is among the list of government-issued identification cards recognized by authorities in line with the city’s ‘No ID, No Entry” policy.

The policy was implemented in view of intensified security measures following the siege in Marawi city.  (Liza Jocson)