Policeman killed near dAgen : lagresseur was travelling at over 130 km/h, without a permit - The Point

investigators know more about the origin of the drama. The 26 year old male who was killed Saturday evening a young gendarme in trying to escape a traffic contr

Policeman killed near dAgen : lagresseur was travelling at over 130 km/h, without a permit - The Point

investigators know more about the origin of the drama. The 26 year old male who was killed Saturday evening a young gendarme in trying to escape a traffic control in the Lot-et-Garonne and was driving without a licence between 130 and 160 km/h and had "probably cocaine," said Monday the prosecutor of Agen Manuella Garnier. "He was carrying 165 grams of a white powder that must be analyzed, but that is likely to be the cocaine ", she emphasized during a press conference, adding that " the findings and the testimonies collected allow to estimate the speed of his vehicle when it struck the victim at about 130 to 160 km/h ", with no traces of braking.

Manuella Garnier recalled how the policemen had initially tried in vain to summon a Renault Clio which was travelling at " an excessive speed ", and then alerted another patrol of two gendarmes. They had positioned their vehicle to service, "the beacon in operation, on the secondary road 813 to the height of the town of Port-Sainte-Marie," continued the prosecutor. "When the vehicle leak happened close to the harrows, he brutally deported on the left to avoid the device from interception. By doing this, it struck one of the two constables who were on the side of the road. The shock was particularly violent. This officer died a few minutes later ", she said.

The suspect denies "any intent to murder"

" After the shock, the vehicle has fled, (but) he had to stop 400 metres away from the fact of the triggering of the airbags ". He then attempted to flee on foot before being arrested and placed in police custody. "From the Lot-et-Garonne, without a profession, (it) has already been sentenced three times, including for violations of the legislation on narcotic drugs and (...) on road traffic ", according to the prosecutor. In police custody, the young man said he refused to stop " by the fact that he was driving without a licence, under the influence of drugs, but also by the fact that he had just made the purchase of 150 grams of cocaine. He said that he had not seen the victim and that he had thought the shock was due to the device-interception ".

Even if the man denies " any intent to murder ", " a judicial inquiry will be opened today (Monday) by the prosecutor's office of the heads of voluntary manslaughter on person agent of the public authority, refusal to obey orders is compounded by endangering the lives of others, driving without a license, detention and illegal transportation of narcotics in a state of recidivism ", listed Manuella Garnier, according to which "a term of deposit will be required by the prosecutor's office" for this man who is liable to life imprisonment.

Updated Date: 06 July 2020, 08:33

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