Motorists suspected of giving false information to save their points after offenses have been summoned to court.
Denounce another driver after being flashed by a radar, who has never thought of it? This is the decision that cost some drivers dearly. Motorists have indeed had to explain himself in courtfor having cheated in order not to lose points on their licence.
The affair was revealed following the repeated appearance ofan Albanian, notably. His name and his identity papers have indeed circulated in… 18 different folders ! This concerned speeding and parking fines. His papers would thus be monetized by someone in Toulouse, as reported The Midi Dispatch.
400 euros fine for trying to save his points
At the helm for this case, a pensioner caught for speeding will finally pay 400 euros. The prosecution officer suspecting drivers didn’t stop there. Another motorist was judged just after, for having named his 96-year-old stepfather. Despite the suspicions, the hearing was postponed to February, the nonagenarian being summoned to give his version of the facts.
Followed by a 58-year-old man with disputed a fine by pointing to his wife. This while he declared at the same time to have ” accelerated “ to avoid “a dog crossing”. Forced to officially give the coordinates of the latter, the couple will be summoned again in February.
Making a false denunciation, a risky practice
Reporting another driver may appear as an escape from punishment. Still, this is not without consequence, if the false testimony is proven. According Legipermis.com, “Article L 223-9 of the Highway Code sanctions 6 months in prison and a fine of €15,000 for traffic in points, particularly in the case of remuneration. In the case of identity theft, the penalty provided for by article 434-23 of the Penal Code provides for up to 5 years in prison and a fine of €75,000. »
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