2 quarantine violators in Bato to face charges

A criminal complaint will be filed against two men from San Miguel town who tried to slip through a police checkpoint in Bato town in violation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine.

The report stated that the first quarantine violation in the province of Catanduanes occurred at about 9 P.M. of March 19, 2020 while personnel of the Bato police station were manning a checkpoint at Marinawa.

The lawmen spotted a motorcycle speeding towards their location, with the motorcycle nearly running down the policemen and trying to escape before being cornered.

The curfew and quarantine violators were identified as Mauricio Pentio 44, and Jonathan Collano, 32, both of District 3, San Miguel town, who were suspected of being under the influence of intoxicating liquor when they were intercepted and made to listen to an explanation of the curfew.

According to the report, the two men became arrogant and said they don’t have anything to do with the COVID-19 virus because they were full of alcohol.

They will be charged with violation of Article 151 of Revised Penal Code for resistance and disobedience to a person in authority or the agents of such person.

The Catanduanes police said in a statement that it will continue to conduct checkpoints throughout the province to ensure the safety of the public and their compliance with the quarantine guidelines. It reiterated its appeal to the cooperation of every Catandunganon in the fight against the infectious disease.

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