Accustomed to the journey between Lons-le-Saunier and Beaurepaire-en-Bresse, a motorist thought he was hallucinating, Wednesday shortly before midnight, when he saw a pedestrian on the edge of the D678 linking Lons-le-Saunier to the roundabout of the motorway, between Jura and Saône-et-Loire. Not only did the young man have no light, but he walked without shoes and without warm clothing, wearing just a t-shirt. Fearing for the safety of this person, the motorist stops and invites him to get into his vehicle.
A patient from Lons hospital
“He seemed totally disoriented, but not drunk…he wouldn’t give his name, barely answered my questions and couldn’t seem to explain why he was there. » The motorist then decides to take him to the Beaurepaire-en-Bresse gendarmerie. The Bressan soldiers took charge of him and ended up reconstructing his journey.
Suffering from psychiatric problems, the 21-year-old young man, originally from Pontarlier, left the Lons-le-Saunier hospital without authorization around midday. Where had he wandered off to since this time? Impossible to know, but he had therefore walked at least eight kilometers, in conditions of significant insecurity, but fortunately without an accident. He was immediately taken back to Lons hospital by the Saône-et-Loire gendarmes.