Actor Richard Gutierrez's newly-acquired white Audi was reportedly caught going over the 60kph speed limit on Commonwealth Avenue yesterday morning.
According to ABS-CNBNews.com, Gutierrez was a passenger in a brand-new white Audi when the car was clocked at 79kph on Commonwealth Avenue, 19kph faster than the 60kph speed limit the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) implemented on the highway last January. The specific model of the Audi was not mentioned in the report.
"Medyo nagkaroon ng interception. Mayroon po kaming video. Nag-speed limit po siya 79 kph. Ang limit po ay 60. Na-ticket-an lang po siya. Hindi po siya ang nagda-drive ng Audi white. Wala pang plaka, brand new po," a staff member of the MMDA's non-contact policy program reportedly told ABS-CBNNews.com.
The MMDA intercepted the car near the Iglesia ni Kristo church.
Reports said the actor's family was quick to defend him, with sister Ruffa Gutierrez saying on her Twitter account that his driver, a certain "Mang Erning" was only one of the more than 180 motorists that were "given a speeding ticket" that day.
If the Audi is indeed Gutierrez's, it will be his latest acquisition following the Porsche Panamera he displayed at last year's Manila International Auto Show. The Panamera was reportedly bought nearly a year after he totaled his Nissan GT-R, an accident which claimed the life of his assistant.
Note: Photo of white Audi in the article's thumbnail is for illustrative purposes only