Motorist arrested while probing speed camera

2010-11-08 07:55

A 25-year-old motorist was arrested while probing a speed camera that caught him driving over the legal limit on the N1 freeway in Midrand early hours of yesterday morning, Johannesburg Metro Police said.

The driver of a silver Ford Fiesta seemed surprised when he was flashed by the speed camera driving at 163km/h on the freeway and turned back to investigate where the light came from, Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

The man found that the camera had been set up by metro police officers who were on the spot.

The officers arrested him immediately for speeding.

The incident happened after another 37-year-old man was arrested earlier for driving his BMW at 214km/h along the same route.

The man told the officers that he was from a party in Johannesburg and rushing home because his wife wanted to know why he was out in the early hours of the morning.

The two were part of 13 motorists who were arrested for speeding during an operation between 9pm on Saturday night and 4am yesterday.

They were each released on R500 bail.

The drivers are expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrates Court today.

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