A 27-year-old motorist was indicted Sunday for "attempted voluntary homicide", after hitting with his car a police officer in the night from Friday to Saturday in Carcassonne, we learned Tuesday from the prosecutor's office.
This man, placed in pre-trial detention, is also accused of "driving under the influence of alcohol", "refusal to comply" and "hit and run", said the prosecutor of Narbonne, Eric Camous.
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After stopping his vehicle, and while he had to submit to a police check, the driver restarted and injured the policeman by hitting him, before fleeing. "As his vehicle was going at very high speed, the police officer drove on the hood and then fell to the ground on the road," explained Eric Camous. According to Bruno Bartoccetti, of the union Unité SGP Police, the policeman "suffers from multiple fractures".
"There were several other possible escape routes"
According to the prosecutor, the motorist, arrested shortly after fleeing, told investigators during his custody that he did not remember what had happened, ensuring that he "would never have considered killing the policeman". However, when he restarted his car, "there were several other possible escape routes," said the prosecutor.
Also taken into custody, the passenger was released. "He gave concordant explanations and, above all, there is no evidence to suggest that he urged the driver to flee and evade the police (...) He was totally flabbergasted by what his friend had just done, "said Eric Camous.