Manon Fossat 2:19 p.m., September 21, 2021

Thirty vehicles celebrating a married couple committed multiple traffic violations on Sunday while crossing the town of Laigneville, in the Oise.

A behavior condemned by the mayor Christophe Dietrich, guest of Europe Midi Tuesday, who decided to use video-verbalization to sanction them.


71 offenses, 9,585 euros in fines and 100 points withdrawn on Sunday in a single day.

This is the result of the sanctions against the guests of a wedding in Laigneville, in the Oise, who crossed the city in a procession of cars and did not really respect the law.

Overtaking in the city, non-wearing of a seat belt, red lights burned out, traffic in the opposite direction ... The mayor of the city, Christophe Dietrich, decided to use video-verbalization after their passage.

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Guest from Europe Midi Tuesday, the councilor returned to the facts and condemned the dangerousness of the conduct of these offenders.

"There was a flea market in Laigneville that day and the procession arrived. And very quickly there was an endangerment of the people who were there. I tried to intercept a first vehicle but I immediately felt that the tension was rising very strongly so I gave up, "he explained.

"Out of the question to stay idle"

Municipal police officers being present on site to supervise the flea market, Christophe Dietrich then decided to let the procession pass and to video-verbalize it live.

"It was out of the question to take the risk of having a generalized riot. But there was no question either of standing still and not reacting," he continued. 

This video-verbalization system was put in place in December 2018 in the town.

In the department of Oise, 62 municipalities also use or plan to use video to punish traffic offenses.