“They got into the car for a festive moment which ended disastrously”, the driver remains in prison

“They got into the car for a festive moment which ended disastrously”, the driver remains in prison
“They got into the car for a festive moment which ended disastrously”, the driver remains in prison

Flanked by an interpreter, the 32-year-old defendant, dressed entirely in black, with his shoulders lowered, whispers in the man’s ear, making him overcome the language barrier. “I have great regret over what happened…

Flanked by an interpreter, the 32-year-old defendant, dressed entirely in black, with his shoulders lowered, whispers in the man’s ear, making him overcome the language barrier. “I have great regret about what happened…” The president of the correctional chamber objects: “Why did you say that the victim, who died on the spot, was the driver? “. The thirty-year-old whispers: “I was scared”, prompting the judge to reply: “Morally, it’s challenging. Especially since it’s your friend who died…”.

The story of this “fateful evening” of 1er February 2022, held in the courtroom of the Agen judicial court this Friday, did not suffer from any dispute. “That day, a problem happened to me. I went to their house [mes copains, NLDR], they were already drinking…” Six to seven beers later, according to the accused, he got behind the wheel even though he had also consumed cannabis. The only one to own a car, which he drives without a license, he takes his companions from “a village near Aiguillon”, towards Agen “because they wanted to buy food”. At the sight of gendarmes near the station, he escapes from a check and drives through red lights, slaloming between vehicles, at high speed until the winding road of Avenue Delpech, made slippery by the rain. After losing control and hitting several parked vehicles, the escaping car ended up hitting a wall.

Incomprehensible

“To blame the accident and its consequences on his deceased friend is an incomprehensible attitude for the family. The victim was ejected and was found lifeless in puddles of blood, the investigators were able to say,” underlines M.e Martial in civil part. To the young man’s “weight of the pain of those close to him”, Me De Behr assured the “weight of the guilt” carried by his client.

Mohammed El Khorazmi was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment, one of which was suspended. Placed in detention after the revocation of his judicial control for non-compliance with his obligations, he returned to his cell at the end of the hearing.

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