Published: Thursday 16 November, 2017

Maria Isabel Lopez to Face Multiple Charges at LTO Today After ASEAN Stunt

Former Bb. Pilipnas Universe Maria Isabel Lopez is at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Quezon City to face several charges. Lopez has been summed at the LTO to answer charges in connection with her ASEAN security lane violation which she posted on Facebook.

Maria Isabel Lopez

Maria Isabel Lopez bragging about her violation on Facebook. (screen grab Faceboo)

In its summons, the LTO asked Maria Isabel Lopez why her driver’s license should not be revoked when she used the ASEAN security lanes on EDSA which were exclusively for VIPs and delegates. The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) also cited her for violation of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act when she videotaped herself while driving.

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On Facebook, Lopez said she removed the plastic barriers on EDSA and drove on the ASEAN lanes after being stuck in traffic. She even bragged that cops thought she was a delegate and other motorists followed her stunt.

The Facebook post immediately went viral. Though a few netizens praised her guts for doing so, the majority of comments slammed Lopez for violating the law and setting a bad example.

The former beauty queen and actress has since apologized for her ‘mistake’ and complained that she is being singled out. According to Lopez, other motorists did the same but it is only she who is being charged for the alleged offense.

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But the other alleged offenders haven’t been caught. Only Maria Isabel has been caught because she was stupid enough to brag about her violation on Facebook, complete with video as evidence!

Maria Isabel Lopez