Car chase in Le Mans, police officers get between two cars.

Car chase in Le Mans, police officers get between two cars.
Car chase in Le Mans, police officers get between two cars.

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Jul 7, 2024 at 4:18 PM

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On July 1, 2024 at 10:50 p.m., agents of the Anti-Crime Brigade (BAC) of Le Mans (Sarthe), on patrol in their assigned vehicle, see a Peugeot 208 does not respect a stop sign et nearly collide with them in a street in the Pontlieue district in the south of Le Mans.

The police then put on their horns and lights and set off in pursuit of the vehicle, which eventually parked.

A fight breaks out

As the police check the driver – who is quite agitated – who does not have a license, and the other occupants of the car, a surreal scene suddenly occurs.

Another vehicle arrives, a man gets out, threatening, and addresses the driver of the car that the police were pursuing.

Despite the intervention of the police, a fight breaks out between the man they have just arrested and the man who has just arrived. The situation is such that the police are forced to call for reinforcements…

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“I was afraid of being caught by the other car”

Later, “the new arrival” would explain to the police that he had chased the vehicle they had stopped because he had almost knocking over children.

For his part, the driver of the car that the police stopped explained that he was afraid of being attacked by hostile people and that he had to flee at the wheel of the car that he was not initially driving, the young man said.

Before the court, the defendant, aged just 18, with one foot in plaster, on crutches, and dressed all in black, contested the facts of rebellion and refusal to complyHe explains that, although he does not have a license and his leg is in plaster, he had to take the wheel to escape what he describes as danger, driving a car that someone else was initially driving.

Already known to the justice system since he was a minor, The defendant has a criminal record which includes five mentionsnotably for theft, violence and drug trafficking.

“We must not confuse the hunter and the game”

“We must not confuse the hunter and the game,” declared Adrien Renaud, the defendant’s lawyer, following the prosecutor who requested a three-month prison sentence as well as the revocation of a three-month suspended sentence.

“We have someone who has lost two teeth,” the lawyer continued, explaining that the person who pursued and then attacked his client clearly had “a grudge against him” and that his client “has two teeth missing today.”

Acquitted for the facts of rebellion and refusal to comply, The defendant was found guilty of driving without a license and sentenced to four months in prison. which he will serve under electronic tag.

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