Jean-Louis Schlesser, ex-racing driver with two victories in the Paris-Dakar and five World Cup titles in rally-raids was placed in detention this Thursday pending his immediate appearance, the newspaper
The former rally star may then request a delay to prepare his defense, in which case the judges will have to rule on his continued detention.
He is being prosecuted for armed violence after attacking the owner of a snack bar in Nice, whom he suspects of having a relationship with his wife.
Several weapons were found at his home, adds the regional daily.
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