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Urban rodeos: nearly 3,000 operations and 338 arrests in one week, according to Darmanin


The Minister of the Interior announced an intensification of checks after an accident involving a girl and a motorcycle in Pontoise

Barely hours after the announcement of the mother of the overthrown girl in Pontoise, who indicated this Tuesday via her lawyer her intention to attack the State for "inaction", Gérald Darmanin reacted by communicating the figures of the fight anti-urban rodeos for seven days.

More than 150 scooters and motorcycles have been seized for a week during nearly 3,000 police and gendarmerie operations against urban rodeos, the Minister of the Interior said on Twitter.

In 7 days, 2914 anti-rodeo operations carried out, 338 arrested, 157 seized.

I have given instructions to further intensify our action.

Starting tomorrow, each police station will carry out at least 3 anti-rodeo operations per day.

I will do anything to protect honest people from these offenders

– Gérald DARMANIN (@GDarmanin) August 16, 2022

In total, since August 8, 14,000 law enforcement officers have checked 42,165 people, made 338 arrests and seized 157 vehicles, according to the operations report cited by Gérald Darmanin, who announced an intensification of checks, after the accident in Val-d'Oise in early August.

“As of tomorrow (Wednesday), each police station will carry out at least three anti-rodeo operations per day,” he added on Tuesday.

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According to the Minister of the Interior, it is in the departments of Nord and Bouches-du-Rhône that the greatest number of operations have been carried out (more than 80).

This is followed by Pas-de-Calais, Somme, Seine-Maritime, Yvelines, Val-de-Marne, Nièvre, Indre, Gironde, Var and Alpes-Maritimes (from 50 to 79).

More than 80 operations will also be carried out from Tuesday evening on the whole of the Parisian agglomeration, explained for its part the police headquarters on Twitter.

"The rodeo is linked to good weather"

At the beginning of August, a drama had put this phenomenon back in the center of the news: a seven-year-old child had been seriously injured during an urban rodeo in Pontoise (Val-d'Oise), where the 18-year-old motorcyclist had to first fled before going to the police station the next day.

This young man was indicted and imprisoned on August 8.

With a head trauma, the girl came out of a coma, the family lawyer announced on Monday.

Previously, on June 8, during an urban rodeo in Rennes, a 19-year-old man died after being hit by a motorcycle.

A 2018 law strengthening the law against motorized rodeos provides for penalties of up to five years in prison for perpetrators.

“The rodeo is linked to good weather, in summer especially in areas bordering forests,” a commissioner from Seine-et-Marne told AFP last week during a control operation.

"We don't have the right to chase them for an essential reason, which is that we can't afford to compromise the safety of the author of the rodeo who will inevitably take risks for himself and also for road users,” she added.

Source: leparis

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