Bronkhorstspruit speedster 'didn't realise'

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Johannesburg - A 40-year-old man was arrested for speeding on the N4 near Bronkhorstspruit east of Pretoria, Gauteng police said.

The man was arrested on Sunday.

"He was travelling in a Chrysler 300, and at approximately 18:40, members from the Ekangala regional office apprehended him on the N4 just outside Bronkhorstspruit for travelling at 172km/h in a 120km/h zone," said spokesperson Busaphi Nxumalo.

She said the man was taken to the Bronkhorstspruit police station where a case of reckless and/ or negligent driving with an alternative charge for exceeding the general speed limit was opened against him.

He would appear in the Bronkhorstspruit Magistrate's Court on Monday.

"The man claimed that he did not realise that he was travelling so fast," she said.

- SAPA
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