The CFDT, the first union among customs officers, called on Wednesday for "
harsher and more dissuasive sentences for drivers
" after the hospitalization of a customs officer hit by a car during a road check and seriously injured.
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According to the CFDT press release, the forceful passages of roadblocks "
have become almost everyday for customs officers in the exercise of their functions
There are no less than 6 customs barriers forced since August 30 on French roads.
There has been an increase in recent years, there has been more and more rebellion, sometimes drivers force roadblocks when they only take small sentences
", told AFP David-Olivier Caron Secretary General CFDT Customs.
When there are no injuries, offenders often face only a fine or a suspended sentence,
” he says.
The union is calling not only for heavier penalties but also for consideration of the dangerous nature of the customs profession with a career path and specific retirement conditions.
The customs officer struck late Tuesday afternoon at the Tain-l'Hermitage tollbooth was transported to Valence hospital in serious condition after being thrown ten meters.
The two occupants of the stolen vehicle involved were later arrested and taken into custody.
The suspects, already known to the courts for narcotics cases, carried a sum of 80,000 euros, according to the prosecution.
The Grenoble research section is responsible for investigating attempted homicide and money laundering.
The 39-year-old civil servant, hit in the skull, is still hospitalized in Valencia but his life is not in danger.