In order not to pay a PV of 45 €, rugby player Gaël Fickou denounces a driver he does not know

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The Stade Français and XV de France player Gaël Fickou was sentenced by the Versailles police court. He had denounced a false Romanian driver after speeding.

He played, he lost. The three-quarter of the XV of France and the French Stadium Gaël Fickou was ordered by the police court of Versailles to pay a fine of 450 € for having tried to avoid a sanction by accusing another man of speeding that he had committed.

In August 2019, Gaël Fickou drives a rental Renault Captur. In the village of Saint-Genest-d’Ambière in Vienne, a radar flashes it at 81 km / h instead of the authorized 70 km / h. The rental company receives the report and forwards it to the rugby player. He must pay a fine of € 45 and can recover the point lost on his driving license six months later.

Instead, the player chooses to report another driver. A Romanian he does not know and for whom he sends a copy of his driving license. But the trick is known to investigators. “It’s an identity that circulates a lot. Either this driver’s license has been disseminated on the internet or via social networks, or it has been copied by someone who sells it hand to hand or by offering a copy in PDF by Snapchat or any other discussion group, “says an investigator at Parisian.

Almost 150 such cases of fraud are currently being processed.