The driver behind the death of a police officer during a check in Le Mans on Thursday was indicted and placed in preventive detention, the prosecution announced on Friday evening.
The driver behind the death of a police officer during a control at Le Mans Thursday was indicted and placed in preventive detention, the prosecution announced Friday evening. “The defendant has just been indicted for counts of willful violence having resulted in death without intention of giving it to a person depositary of the Public Authority and CEA (Conduct under the influence of an alcoholic state) in recidivism “, said in a statement Delphine Dewailly, prosecutor of Le Mans. “He was placed under a criminal arrest warrant,” added the magistrate.
The 43-year-old father of three children died after being struck by a vehicle whose driver was trying to flee. The accident occurred Thursday at 3:40 am. The police intervened after a call from the firefighters who had informed them of a vehicle stopped in the middle of the track whose driver had dozed off inside.
In custody since the facts, the driver, aged 26, “has already been the subject of two convictions, including one for driving under the influence of an alcoholic state and refusal to comply with a summons to stop, committed in 2015, “the Le Mans prosecutor recalled Thursday.