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controlled at 159 km / h instead of 80 km / h!

This is what we could call the “triplet of misfortune”. A 19-year-old motorist was stopped by the gendarmes while he was driving under the influence of narcotics, in excess of speed, and all on probation.

A brigade of Gendarmerie of the Cher, who was engaged in speed checks on the secondary roads of the department crossed the path of this 19-year-old motorist. THEhe young driver was driving 159 km / h instead of the 80 km / h in force, either near the double the authorized speed.


The Peugeot 206 driven by the young man was traveling on the departmental 976 at Osmoy, near Bourges, when it was stopped in its course. On probationary period on his driver’s license he was also tested positive for saliva cannabis screening. Consequence, an immediate license withdrawal and an obligation to return home … on foot. It is henceforth call to appear in court Correctional Department of Cher, in Bourges, to answer for his actions.

What the law says ?

In France, the driving above 40km / h in relation to the maximum authorized speed, just like the driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs immediately results in a license withdrawal, for a period of six months to one year, after court decision.

At the end of the sentence, the accused must pass a medical check-up including a psychotechnical test, to assess their aptitudes and to authorize or not the license return. In the case of a such offense observed in an individual having the license for less than three years (probationary period), a ironing permit is however compulsory.

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