Béziers: arrested three times a month for not complying with the curfew, he goes to jail

The Basics A 25-year-old man arrested several times for failing to comply with the curfew has been sentenced to three months in prison by the Béziers court.

A young man arrested four times in less than a month for violating the curfew has been sentenced to three months in prison, Béziers (Hérault) prosecutor Raphaël Balland said Thursday.

The 25-year-old man, who sat in a car in Agde (Hérault) for several months following the curfew imposed in France because of the health crisis related to the Covid-19 epidemic, was arrested and detained by police, according to a statement by the prosecutor taken into custody by Béziers on Tuesday. “He had given imaginative explanations to the police even though he had already been fined three times in February and March 2021 for violating the curfew,” added the prosecutor.

The young man, who had already been convicted of other facts on several occasions, was immediately brought to court on Wednesday and sentenced to three months in prison with an arrest warrant. In its press release, prosecutors assured that they “will continue to take action against those who have decided to deliberately and repeatedly violate health regulations to combat the pandemic”.

He risked six months in prison

The offense of repeating more than three times within 30 days of violating a ban or an obligation imposed under the condition of health is punishable by a maximum penalty of 6 months in prison, a fine of 3750 euros and a three-year suspension from the driver’s license.

The state of health established at the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020 was extended to June 1 in a final vote in the National Assembly in February, although almost all MPs outside the majority resisted and in particular denounced an “authoritarian emigration”. .

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