At least a dozen passengers got the scare of their life after a jeepney driver under the influence of alcohol took them on a high-speed rollercoaster ride along the highway of Mendez, Cavite.
A video clip posted on Facebook showed that several passengers panicking and calling for help because the driver refused to pull over despite their repeated request to stop the vehicle.
The post added that the Mendez Police Department has already issued a ticket against the driver.
Facebook users were surprised that the driver only got a violation ticket and was not arrested after the incident despite endangering the lives of his passengers.
“Ticket lang? Maaring buhay na yon ng mga pasahero. Ticket lang pala katumbas Ng buhay nyo,” Mel Parcon’s comment said.
[“A ticket? It could have caused the lives of the passengers. A single ticket in exchange for your lives,” Mel Parcon said.]
Another Facebook user, Mitchell Bama Wayne, said that the driver should have been tested for illegal drugs.
An anonymous user, on the other hand, said that the driver should have been slapped with a stiffer penalty, noting that anti-drunk driving law is already in place.