By Jean-Baptiste Morel
The weather conditions made it possible to avoid a real tragedy. Thursday June 30, 2022 in the evening, rue Armand-Carrel in Rouen (Seine Maritime)a motorist hit the terrace of two bars… which were then empty: “Normally, there are a lot of people on this terrace”, explained a witness of the scene to our colleagues from Paris Normandyadding that a heavy downpour at the time of the events had caused the supported terraces to empty.
1.24 grams of alcohol per liter of blood
According to a judicial source at 76newsit was the occupants of a police vehicle on patrol who first heard an engine roar, in the city center of Rouen, estimating the car in question circular at around 80, 100 km / h.
A few meters further on, said vehicle hit the terraces. If the accident therefore caused no injuries, the 39-year-old man at its origin was finally intercepted, details our source. Originally from Darnétal, he was checked by the authorities at 1.24 grams of alcohol per liter of blood.
The man was taken into custody, where he is still the day after the events.
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