The 45-year-old man who hit two BAC vehicles on Saturday, blessing six police officers, has already been convicted twice by an assize court.
The personality of the driver of the car who collided and injured six police officers in the night from Friday to Saturday in Toulouse (our Sunday edition) shivers down your spine and allows us to better understand his violent determination to escape the police. . The 45-year-old man behind the wheel is not entirely unknown to the courts.
Twice in the past he has been tried by an Assize Court and heavily sentenced. In 2001, with a sidekick, he robbed a convenience store in Castelginest. Much more violent, in 2010, in Saint-Orens-de-Gameville, he was part of a commando who had beaten a man at his home, leaving him practically for dead.
Judged in 2014, he had been sentenced to ten years of criminal imprisonment. He had been on parole since July 2019. Obviously, the years of detention did not calm him down. This Saturday, around 2 a.m., he refused to comply with a gendarmerie check in Saint-Orens before being chased by the military and then the police to the Faubourg Bonnefoy in Toulouse. Drunk (he had a rate of 0.74 g in the blood) and under narcotics, he tried to outrun two BAC crews by hitting their vehicles. One of them actually rolled over. Result: three days of total work stoppage for six police officers.
The prosecution thought for a moment qualifying these facts of attempted homicide before opting for the aggravated refusal to comply. He was taken into custody before his start in November as he was asked for time to prepare his defense.