The Charleville-Mézières Criminal Court sentenced a 54-year-old motorist on Tuesday.
The latter was accused of having knocked down a 27-year-old pedestrian in Noyers-Pont-Maugis, (Ardennes) on March 28.
The victim was then dragged 98 m before the driver fled, reports France Bleu Champagne-Ardenne.
One year in prison
“I thought it was a scooter.
I didn't want to be late for work, ”explained the defendant during the hearing.
The driver also explained that he was afraid to stop because of an old altercation on the road where he suffered a broken jaw.
The defendant was finally sentenced to three years in prison, one year of which is firm.
His sentence was changed to house arrest under an electronic bracelet.
He also had his car confiscated and his driver's license revoked.
He will only be able to retake it after a period of 5 years.
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