Gauteng man nabbed at 221km/h

2011-01-06 10:26

A man from Centurion was caught driving at 221km/h on the N4 near Garankuwa, west of Pretoria, this morning, Gauteng traffic police said.

“He informed officers that he just had a fight with his girlfriend and was not feeling well,” spokesperson Zakhele Nkabinde said.

“He was arrested on the spot and taken to Akasia Police Station where charges of reckless and negligent driving were opened.”

The 35-year-old man, travelling in an Audi A4 in a 120km/h zone, was trapped at about 6.30am.

He was expected to appear in the Pretoria North Magistrates Court this afternoon.

Yesterday, Free State arts and culture MEC Dan Kgothule was fined R20 000 or 12 months in prison for travelling at 235km/h outside Bloemfontein.

He was ordered to pay R15 000 of the fine, as R5 000 and three months of the 12 months sentence were suspended for five years.

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