They were two childhood friends.
The facts occurred on May 2, 2021, in La Roche-Blanche (Puy-de-Dôme).
After a drunken evening, they drove home together.
The 19-year-old driver had lost control of the convertible on the wet road, hitting a pole.
The passenger died instantly.
Tried at the Clermont-Ferrand Criminal Court (Puy-de-Dôme), the defendant received a two-year suspended prison sentence on Thursday, reports
The deceased passenger, aged 17, had insisted on returning, while the band of six friends used to sleep there so as not to take any risks.
Driving while intoxicated
The manslaughter was described as cautious.
That evening, however, he had been checked with a blood alcohol level of 1.74 g per liter of blood.
The prosecutor considered that the motorist was not a driver but mentioned the need for "a psychologically heavy sentence".
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