The decision has fallen. The investigating chamber of the Paris Court of Appeal has confirmed the placement under judicial supervision of Pierre Palmade in the investigation into the road accident he caused under the influence of cocaine, according to our information. The 54-year-old comedian is prohibited from leaving “the hospital where he is being cared for”.

In its deliberations, the investigating chamber considered, according to the public prosecutor’s office, that “Pierre Palmade’s state of health was not incompatible with continued detention” but “the evolution of this state of health diminished the risks on which the decision to place him in pre-trial detention was based”. Pierre Palmade had been placed in pre-trial detention on February 27, but never physically entered prison, having been locked on his hospital bed on which he was being treated.

A serious road accident

The investigating judge of Melun, in charge of the investigation, acceded eight days ago to a request for release made by the 54-year-old comedian. A decision which the prosecution immediately appealed. On February 10, on a departmental road in Seine-et-Marne, Pierre Palmade was driving a car that hit a vehicle coming in front. In addition to the actor, the accident left three seriously injured: a 38-year-old man, his 6-year-old son and his 27-year-old sister-in-law, who lost the baby she was expecting after the collision.

In police custody, Pierre Palmade, plagued for decades with drug addiction problems, admitted to having consumed cocaine and synthetic drugs before driving, according to the Melun prosecution. He was indicted for homicide and involuntary injuries by driver having used narcotics in a state of legal recidivism.

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