Saturday, May 30, 2015

Fatal accident in Paris: the police charged and placed in … – Le Point

The police officer suspected of causing a fatal accident in Paris at dawn on Thursday when he was drunk, was set for Saturday Review aggravated manslaughter and detained. Based in the PJ of Seine-Saint-Denis, that corporal of 39 years which was not in use, returning from an evening at speed, not stopping at a red light according to preliminary results of investigation, when it struck the van driven by a deliverer of 40, around 4 am 15. Ejected from his vehicle under the violence of the shock, B. Yazid died shortly after. He was the father of three children aged 7, 9 and 11 years.

The policeman, who was driving an unmarked car without being in service, had a blood alcohol level of 2.13 grams of alcohol per liter of blood, more than four times the authorized rate (0.5 g) and nearly three times that at which driving while intoxicated is a crime (0.8 g). His presentation to a judge was made as part of a judicial investigation for manslaughter aggravated by the breach to a duty of care (violation of rules of the Highway Code) and alcoholic state. The colleague of the alleged drunk driver, who was in the passenger seat and is also assigned to the PJ Seine-Saint-Denis, was heard as a witness. He had a blood alcohol level of 1.6 g in the blood.

The widow of slain deliveryman said his intention to complain: “If it was a normal accident … But it comes from police who should protect citizens, respect the law and the Code of the road, “she said. “My husband was a man of gold. It was not a pretense. He had gone to work, provide for their children, delivering bread in hotels” in Paris, has she further said. The two police officers were returning from a nightclub in the evening in the Champs Elysees. This was the traditional annual party of another service of the PJ, a central office. The Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve warned that if the judicial investigation confirmed the initial findings, it would exercise “of great severity” against the two police officers, “including criminal prosecution.”


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