Born in March 1993, the driver of the vehicle was placed in police custody, according to the Departmental Directorate of Public Security (DDSP) of the North.

This policeman, whose vital prognosis is not engaged, was injured in the back, said the DDSP. A police source for his part indicated that he was “seriously injured in the legs”.

According to the DDSP, customs wanted to check a vehicle on Monday around 11:30 p.m., but the driver did not stop and was chased.

The police then positioned themselves at a roundabout in this town in the agglomeration of Valenciennes, with the aim of puncturing the tires of this vehicle with a harrow. But he took “the roundabout in the wrong direction” and hit the policeman before “ending his race in a post”, said the DDSP.

According to a union source, the colleagues of the policeman, of the patrol of the local security group “are extremely shocked”.

“As long as the court decisions are what they are, the thugs will never fear the police and unfortunately we see it every day”, reacted Frédéric Lagache, general delegate of Alliance.

In 2022, two gendarmes were “seriously injured” during a refusal to comply at the end of August in Creuse. In February, a policewoman was “seriously injured” in Lille, hit by a motorist. The last police death dates back to August 2020 in Sarthe.