Former PMSD deputy, Adrien Charles Duval, who turned 32 on Wednesday, September 21, was arrested this afternoon, Thursday, September 22, on a provisional charge of conspiracy. He was to be placed in a cell at the Moka detention center. After being discharged from the Wellkin Clinic in Moka during the day on Thursday, Adrien Duval was taken to the Rose-Hill police station for questioning. He would have confessed that he was driving his Mercedes in the early evening of Wednesday, September 21, when his vehicle collided with a Suzuki car driven by a 56-year-old woman on the Ebène highway just after the Mattar bridge in the direction of Bagatelle.
It was shortly before 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21, that the Mercedes of the former PMSD deputy, which he was driving towards Bagatelle, collided with the Suzuki. The impact was so violent that the Suzuki made several rolls before landing on a construction site with all four wheels in the air. The driver, slightly injured, was taken to the clinic for treatment and was later admitted.
Luciano Arnaud William Martin, a 32-year-old independent consultant and resident of Pereybère, was with Adrien Duval. He was questioned at the scene to see if he was the driver of the car, but he remained silent. He was taken to the Rose Hill Police Station, and Adrien Duval also went to this police station. They were questioned in the presence of their lawyers, and they asserted their right to remain silent.
Luciano Martin took an alcohol test, which was positive, as he had 64 micrograms of alcohol in his breath. He was subsequently placed in a drunk cell. However, Adrien Duval refused to submit to this test, and to give a sample of his blood and urine. He was taken in contravention for these offenses and for driving his car with an alcohol above the prescribed limit. Luciano Martin was also contravened for the same offense.
He was arraigned in Rose Hill Court on Thursday afternoon on a provisional charge of conspiracy. After leaving the clinic on Thursday, September 22, Adrien Duval was submitted to a breathalyzer test as required by procedure, because he was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. Obviously, explained a police officer, that all the tests were going to be negative more than twelve hours later.
After his interrogation, the former deputy finally admitted that he was indeed driving his Mercedes at the time of the accident.