Filipino actor Migo Adecer smized for the camera last night, not for a photo shoot, but for a mug shot.
The 19-year-old was arrested after he side-swiped two Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) personnel in Makati last night.
Adecer was the winner of reality talent competition StarStruck’s sixth season in 2015 and has starred in TV shows on TV network GMA.
Riding a Subaru BRZ, he hit victims Rogelio Formelos Castillano and Michelle Gallova Papin, who were riding a motorcycle, on J.P. Rizal St. corner Pertirra St. in the city’s party district Poblacion, according to RMN.
And he just kept on going.
Makati City Assistant Chief of Police for Operations Police Maj. Gideon Ines told ABS-CBN News that Adecer left the scene without even checking in on the two.
Witnesses rushed the MMDA employees to the Ospital ng Makati while traffic enforcers and police officers chased after Adecer.
They eventually caught up with him on N. Garcia St. but the action was far from over. The actor actually refused to give his license and even tried to escape arrest, hitting a patrol car in the process.
He was also visibly upset in a video from the incident that was posted by The Philippine Star. Sitting on the driver’s seat with the door open, Adecer shouted “This is corruption,” with some intense hand gestures.
“I have not done anything, I put my hands up,” he said over and over again.
Makati City chief Police Col. Rogelio Simon said that the actor looked like he was under the influence of alcohol.
Adecer’s lawyer Atty. Marie Glen Abraham-Garduque said that her client did not know that he hit the victims. He also said that he was not aware that the police were chasing him, GMA News show Saksi reported. She said Adecer is willing to cover the victims’ hospital bills.
According to ABS-CBN News, Adecer was also caught for reckless driving earlier that day in Rockwell, also in Makati.
He will face charges for reckless imprudence resulting in physical injuries and damage to property and disobedience to a person in authority.
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