President Emmanuel Macron is expected Thursday, May 25 in Roubaix (North) where he must participate in a tribute to the three police officers killed on Sunday in intervention, in a collision with a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction, whose driver was heavily alcoholic and positive for cannabis. The three police officers, Paul and Steven, 25, and Manon, 24, will receive the insignia of the Legion of Honor posthumously. Follow our live.
Emmanuel Macron must meet the relatives of the three police officers. The Head of State will preside over a ceremony at the Roubaix National Police School from noon, accompanied by his wife Brigitte Macron. The president is due to speak during the ceremony, which will also be attended by Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin.
Gérald Darmanin calls the driver an “assassin”. “This assassin – because you have to use the words that count – not only killed three destinies, but wounded the entirety of the national police”launched the Minister of the Interior during questions to the government in the Senate. “Too many drivers, too many murderers, kill on the roads under the influence of narcotics and alcohol.”
Yaël Braun-Pivet wants to ban alcohol and drugs while driving. “Zero alcohol and zero drugs when driving”explained the President of the National Assembly at the microphone of Sud Radio on Thursday. “I think when you’re driving a car and you’re either drunk or under the influence of narcotics, you’re dangerous because the car becomes a weapon.”