the motorist who had seriously injured a gendarme is indicted and remanded in custody

He had refused to submit to a roadside check before fleeing and hitting a gendarme.

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The driver who had refused to comply in Pugnac in Gironde on Wednesday before seriously injuring a gendarme is indicted, reported Saturday, October 22 France Bleu Gironde. The 21-year-old man was remanded in custody. The individual is indicted for “attempted intentional homicide on a person holding public authority” according to the Bordeaux prosecutor’s office.

A judicial inquiry is open. The suspect was also remanded in custody, pending a further hearing before a liberty judge and detention scheduled for October 26. He denies any intention of homicide.

On Wednesday October 19, the driver refused to submit to a roadside check before fleeing and seriously injuring a gendarme. He finally went to the Saint-André-de-Cubzac gendarmerie the next day. Already convicted by the Bordeaux Criminal Court in 2021 for driving without a license, he was driving without papers or insurance when he refused to comply. The young man had also used cannabis.

The knocked down constable, 48, suffered multiple broken bones, a pneumothorax and wounds injured by abrasion with the ground during the accident. These injuries couldaccording to doctors“, train “very serious consequences“according to the parquet floor of Bordeaux.

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