A man who ran away in Quezon City and Manila on Tuesday after being chased by the police will be subjected to a drug test.
According to Police Brig. Gen. Antonio Yarra, director of the Quezon City Police District, Arvin Tan, was caught with a sachet of suspected shabu.
“We’ll subject him to [a] drug test para malaman natin kung under the influence of drugs siya or liquor at bakit niya nagawa ‘yun,” said Yarra.
Authorities arrested Tan, an alleged Filipino-Chinese businessman in Manila, after more than 1 hour of chasing. It started when the suspect ran amok at a motel in Quezon City.
Yarra added that they would also look at the psychiatric evaluation results of Tan, 38, who was also arrested in 2017 after a riot in the Manila Police District.
“Kung makikita mo sa video, talagang makikita mo na wala siya sa kaniyang sariling pag-iisip nung mangyari ‘yung insidente kahapon,” he said.
The suspect is currently being treated at a hospital for a shoulder injury. A policeman and a tricycle driver were also injured in the incident.
Arvin Tan to undergo drug test
According to Yarra, they also arrested the alleged girlfriend of the suspect who was with him to check-in at the motel.
“Sa ngayon, very cooperative ‘yung kaniyang girlfriend. Titingnan natin sa pag-iimbestiga sa kaniya kung naubuso siya or nalabag ‘yung kaniyang karapatan kasi kung makikita mo, nagwala nga ito doon sa isang motel,” he said.
According to the Quezon City Police District, the suspect checked into a motel on Timog Avenue on Tuesday.
But when he checked out, he looked for the motel manager and asked for P20,000.
The manager was surprised, so he asked the police for help. But instead of making the arrest, Arvin Tan tried to hit the police car.
Arvin Tan is charged with estafa, disobedience, resisting arrest, and reckless imprudence resulting in physical injury and multiple damages to property. It is also possible that the suspect will be charged for violating Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
In September 2017, Arvin Tan was caught taking a video of the Uber driver who delivered the belongings of hazing victim Horacio Tomas Castillo III.