Published: Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Old Taxi Driver Slapped by Woman in Road Rage Video Files Charges

Taxi driver Virgilio Doctor, 52, has formally filed a complaint against Cherish Sharmaine Interior, the woman who slapped him during a road rage confrontation which was captured in a video now gone viral.

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Taxi driver Virgilio Doctor said he became dizzy after being slapped by Cherish Sharmaine Interior. (Facebook video screen grab)

The taxi driver went to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) upon the latter’s invitation to shed light on the viral video. He was met by Board Member Aileen Lizada. 

According to taxi driver Virgilio Doctor, he was slapped by Interior several times during the encounter. His taxi was also damaged after Cherish Sharmaine Interior broke his side mirror. His taxi was even hit with a golf club.

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“Okay lang po sa ‘kin lahat-lahat, nag-sorry na po ako kung sakaling ako man ang nagkamali. Kaso mananakit pa. Pinalo na nga ng tubo, wala namang masyadong basag sa salamin konti-konti lang,” the taxi driver said in an interview.

Though Interior has already posted an apology on Facebook, and said she has been reaching out to Doctor, the taxi driver still went ahead with the filing of his complaint.

He also revealed that he became dizzy after the incident and feared that he might suffer another stroke. this was the reason why she sat on the roadside – so that bystander could take him to the hospital should he suffer from another stroke.

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Netizens have been calling for her arrest and prosecution ever since the road rage video went viral on Sunday. But some netizens took matters into their own hands and started bashing Cherish Sharmaine Interior and her relatives on social media. They have also traced the company where she works and sent messages to it calling for her dismissal.

In her apology, Interior revealed that she may lose her job as a result of the road rage incident and its consequences.