Update (24 August 2016) : The suspect in this case gets only a fine of Rs50,000. The court has rejected the appeal from the DPP who contested the punishment initially imposed to the suspect. More details at the end of this article.
On Sunday, the country woke up with a shocking news: A police motor officer of 30yrs lost his life when a 4×4 vehicle, driven by Jordan Jeremy Lenon Philippe hit him in the region of Flic En Flac. The latter was trying to overtake another vehicle when he drove over the police officer as well as the official police motorcycle over several metres, as says the local media.
Aged of only 19years old, Jordan Jeremy Lenon Philippe was tested positively for alcohol at that moment. He was ‘admitted’ to a private hospital, Apollo Bramwell, after he felt ‘unwell’. So, he feels unwell after killing an innocent. The whole population must be furious at him at this time being!
IMHO, he should be jailed for the maximum period for his careless driving under the influence of alcohol and on top of that, killing a police officer on duty. The latter left behind him a young wife and a small kid.
You are free to take your own conclusions while waiting for the official reports and court judgement.
The BMW of Mont Choisy
On the same note, for those who missed the news, Didier Chabaut, the man who drove his BMW over the beach of Mont Choisy was fined for a total of Rs40,000 and his driving permit was suspended for two years. Read more here.
Update (26 December 2012)
For the first time ever, the media has published the photo of the said Jordan Jeremy Lenon Philippe.
Above is a screenshot made from l’express. It has also been mentioned that he left the Apollo Bramwell Hospital on Monday and was kept for security reasons in the Alcatraz prison. He will be brought to court today for the second time, the first time being on Sunday.
Update (24 August 2016)
The suspect in this case gets only a fine of Rs50,000. The court has rejected the appeal from the DPP who contested the punishment imposed to the suspect. The DPP thought that an imprisonment was more reasonable for such crimes but the judge are maintaining the fine because they said that the suspect was young and immature.
Personally, I find this judgement bullshit! A police officer lost his life because of a drunk driver and he gets away with a Rs50,000 fine? Why? He is too young and immature!