Gérald Darmanin and Éric Dupond-Moretti wanted it, and they will do it. Three months after the Palmade case, a few days after the death of three police officers in Roubaix and a little girl in Trappes, last Sunday and Tuesday, the idea of a "road homicide" takes shape. It could be the subject of a bill discussed this autumn and would target those whom the Minister of the Interior, during questions to the government on Wednesday, did not hesitate to describe as "murderers". "Too many drivers, too many murderers kill on the roads under the influence of drugs and alcohol," he added.
Since the end of 2022, the Chancellery has been working "interministerially" on the introduction of this new offence. A winding path that involves touching the fragile balance of the general principles of law, without shaking a building full of nuance and subtlety. But at the Chancellery, we are now convinced that "road homicide" will find its rightful place between intentional offenses...
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