Dear PAO,

I was driving along Alabang-Zapote Road when police officers flagged me for a defective headlight. I admitted my mistake and apologized to the apprehending police officers. However, the police officers accosted me and required me to go to the police station near the area. Upon arrival at the police station, I quickly offered my driver's license for the issuance of a citation ticket. Unfortunately, they prohibited me from going home and forced me to stay in the police station until dawn. Were the actions of the police officers legal under the law?

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