Jake Cuenca made headlines in October when he was involved in a controversial car chase after his SUV reportedly hit a police vehicle. During the chase, a Grab driver was hit by a stray bullet that was fired by the police in an effort to disable Jake's SUV. Jake was arrested as a result of the incident.
Over a month after Jake's car chase, the actor paid a visit to the Grab driver, whose name is Eleazar Martinito. Posting on Instagram on November 7, the actor shared several photos with Eleazar and it looks like things are all good between the two.
Jake wrote in the caption, "Masaya ako na nagkaroon ako ng pagkakataon na madalaw si Eleazar Martinito, ang Grab driver na nasaktan sa isang insidenteng hindi ko malilimutan."
"Taos pusong pasasalamat sa mga pulis na tumulong sa iyo at naging tulay para makilala kita," Jake added.
"Labis ang aking pasasalamat sa Panginoong Diyos na nasa maayos kang kalagayan kasama ang iyong pamilya," Jake wrote. "Hangad ko ang iyong patuloy na kaligtasan at nawa'y makabalik agad sa iyong trabaho."
Ending his post, Jake added, "Nandito lang ako para sa'yo, Ely!"
After the incident, Jake aired his side of the story and said that he was on his way to Paulo Avelino's house to visit the actor who was recovering from COVID-19 at that time. Apparently, there was a buy-bust operation that evening and the police were dressed in civilian clothing, and Jake "feared for his life."
The actor said, "It was very traumatizing. I'll be very honest na I think yung hindi nasasabi minsan kasi, in the middle of the car chase, in the middle na hinahabol ako ng unmarked cars and pinagbabaril ako ng…At that point, I didn't know they were undercover cops. [Not once] in my mind did I think they were shooting for my tires. I thought they were shooting for me."