170km/h 'dicing' Pretoria drivers held
Pretoria - Two men were arrested after they were caught racing on the Mabopane freeway in Pretoria on Tuesday morning, Gauteng traffic police said.
Spokesperson Busaphi Nxumalo said the men, one in a Golf 6 GTI and the other in a Ford Focus ST, were driving at 170km/h in an 80km/h zone shortly before 10:00.
"The 31-year-old driver of the... Golf claims that he is a medical doctor from the Sunnyside campus [of the University of SA] and was responding to a medical emergency, which could not be confirmed by the high speed unit," she said.
"The 30-year-old driver of the Ford ST, who is a LAN [local area network] supporter, did not want to comment. They were both arrested for reckless and or negligent driving."
The two were expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.