A 14-year-old girl, while walking through the Aytre township, was struck by a car and run over. Witnesses were able to see the accident and raised the number plate of driver. After stopping briefly, the driver fled.
The registration allowed the police to identify the vehicle. Intoxicated, he was taken to Aytre and arrested within an hour. He remains in custody at La Rochelle police station on Tuesday evening. The victim was taken to the hospital. According to police, she is not suffering from any serious injuries.