A resident of Val-d'Oise, convicted of a drug trafficking case, was confiscated his car which was handed over to the police. Since then, he has received numerous fines for the vehicle now used by the police.
A man from Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône (Val-d'Oise) had his car confiscated by the courts after falling for a drug trafficking case in 2015. Two years later, the vehicle and his certificate of registration was handed over to the service of the crime suppression brigade of the Paris judicial police.
The owner of this Nissan Jukehe was released after 33 months in prison. Problem: since his release, he receives tickets while his old car is used by the police (a similar case had already occurred here shortly), reports The Parisian.
17 disputed minutes
The man, in his forties, was allegedly fined for parking, speeding or crossing red lights. "In nine months, I have already challenged 17 minutes and more than 38 points"indicates to the daily newspaper his lawyer.
The latter contacted various authorities, such as the seized and confiscated asset management and recovery agency (Agrasc), but received no response. "Without these challenges, his driver's license would, for a long time, have been invalidated", says the lawyer again.
However, according to the judicial police, changes of ownership on the gray cards of cars awarded by the courts are done systematically.
The problem would come from agents who verbalize. "The line indicating that the car has been assigned to the police is at the bottom of the form, explains a senior official at Parisian. And the agents do not see it, so the fines are allocated to the original owner of the car. "
He receives tickets while his car is confiscated by the policeOuest-France.fr