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Cops clip Audi's wings

2011-07-10 21:36

Johannesburg - Fifteen people were arrested for speeding and drunk driving over the weekend, Johannesburg metro police said on Sunday.

Spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said 12 people were arrested for speeding on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

"The highest speed was a silver Audi Q7 on the N3 south near Alexandra late on [Saturday night] at 208km/h."

He said a professional soccer player was also caught speeding in his BMW one series at 189km/h at 02:00.

A drunken driver collided head-on into a metro police car on the N1 at the Buccleuch interchange.

"Luckily the officers were not seriously injured."

Metro police officers also arrested two suspected hijackers on the corner of Vasco Da Gama Street and FourthAvenue near Alexandra.

Police received a tip-off and arrested the two men and found them in possession of an unlicensed firearm and 14 9mm rounds.

"All the suspects will appear in various courts this coming week," Minnaar said.

Comments
  • Anonymous Thinker - 2011-07-10 21:58

    And what is going to happen to them? The usual "not much"??

      zaatheist - 2011-07-11 04:33

      What should happen - Vehicle confiscated Banned from driving for life 6 months jail All the traffic thugs will then have to take notice and it will then never happen again.

      Wedfew - 2011-07-11 06:04

      The Cops are doing their jobs... but it doesn't seem like the Judge's are doing anything... OOOps they doing the speeding...lol

      Creeky - 2011-07-11 06:47

      Their respective "DOCKETS" will dissappear.... and the Cop's will be sitting pretty FLUSH!

      Krolie - 2011-07-11 07:38

      This Driver's De-Merit System. Is it in effect now or nor or when?

      Flee - 2011-07-11 08:53

      Wedfew.... LOL, and the drunk driving..... and crashing,

      Optimus-Prime - 2011-07-11 13:06

      Blah, Blah, Blah.

  • Die B@@$ - 2011-07-10 21:59

    Hulle was gewaarsku. Vat hulle karre en lisensies, laat hulle loop waar hulle wil wees. Daar is nie 'n verskoning vir dronk bestuur of roekelose gejaag. Sluit hulle net eers vir 'n ruk toe, ek sal nie moan as my belasting geld gebruik word om hulle uit die samelewing te hou, maar gee hulle net kool en dan kan die "gas" gebruik word om krag op te wek.

  • Macho Mike - 2011-07-10 22:12

    And was the silver Audi Q7 driver a Minister again? Or a judge?

  • Ken J May - 2011-07-10 22:24

    That Audi must've had a Ford engine in it, there's no way an Audi can go that fast!

      Ross - 2011-07-11 00:41

      if it had a Ford engine it would have never been able to cross the speed limit.

      Liberty - 2011-07-11 00:50

      Sorry to burst your bubble but the Ford Sierra 3.0 XR6 had a max speed of 200km/h.

      Creeky - 2011-07-11 06:45

      Liberty..... 200km/h GOING DOWN A MINE SHAFT!

      1gascan - 2011-07-11 07:12

      @Ken - Time to invest in a real motor vehicle buddy! You know what FORD stands for right? FORD: Found. On. Rubbish. Dump.

      Abdul - 2011-07-11 08:26

      i agree and it came from brakpan lol

      Liberty - 2011-07-11 08:36

      1L Klippies, 2L Coke, 3L Cortina brigade....

      Azizi - 2011-07-11 08:52

      Liberty you are a real rock spider.

      Roger - 2011-07-11 08:55

      My Ford is 5 years old, and i have clocked 240, with another 2000 usable rpm available. Ford has won more racing titles than any other manufacturer in all forms of motor racing. So mock it you have to, but the facts are clear. I actually like all cars, but blind brand loyalty is very amusing.

      Flee - 2011-07-11 08:55

      Wiff spoilers and fhree flow, tinted windoews, flamme on da side and a dice on da dash....

      TerraFic - 2011-07-11 09:10

      @ Liberty: Haha... Think its more like 2L Klippies, 1L Coke, 3L Cortina & a 2XL Bulls shirt!

  • Ross - 2011-07-10 23:36

    "A drunken driver collided head-on into a metro police car on the N1 at the Buccleuch interchange." Not the ideal car to collide with.

      Paulus - 2011-07-11 08:52

      was the police car perhaps facing in the wrong direction? I find it very hard to believe someone driving in the wrong direction through buccleuch...

      PunkBuster - 2011-07-11 13:53

      Paulus anything is possible, I've actually witnessed an event like this on the way to Pretoria. Into a metro vehicle as well. One morning Jan leave's for work. A while later his wife hears on the radio in the traffic report that some fool is driving on the wrong side of the highway. She calls Jan to warn him of the danger. Jan replies, yussie my bokkie, its not just one car, there's hundreds of them. Originally I heard the joke with Sipho being the main character. I however dare not on this forum. I fear it would be blown way out of preportion.

  • Janine - 2011-07-10 23:38

    Take away their licences and confiscate their cars.

      BigD - 2011-07-11 07:10

      Most likely the cars still belong to the bank. Under new law the fines will be very big.

  • deminimus - 2011-07-11 02:00

    It is now time they crushed cars caught in excess of 160kph.The speed limit is still 120. Obviously R40 000 fines are peanuts to these owners.

      Wedfew - 2011-07-11 06:06

      Not so sure these idiots live off credit ... lol

  • Jet_60 - 2011-07-11 06:20

    Why dont you put so much effort into cars that are not roadworthy or even able to stop at 60 Km/Hr and those that dont have legal drivers licenses maybe even retest evrybody every 5 years and their cars.

  • noitall - 2011-07-11 06:27

    Another misleading headline cops didn't crop anything about the Audi but bust a driver of an Audi. And Ken J My i ken jou - this was on the big downhill so maybe it could manage it-if it was the V8

  • ronheidtmann - 2011-07-11 08:02

    By LAW you are not allowed to be arrested for speeding, just shows once again the police state we live in.

      Valkerie - 2011-07-11 09:53

      Do explain more please?

      Azizi - 2011-07-11 11:57

      The laws were changed where have you been?

  • dotty_01 - 2011-07-11 08:04

    ...this is proof that it is not only taxi drivers who are animals. the bottom line is that people just dont care.... last night, I stopped at a 4 way stop, only to watch an idiot in a BMW cruise through from the other side. When I hooted, he just looked up, laughed and then pulled a finger. this is what is wrong with this backward country - arrogant citizens who dont take responsibility for their actions, and who are so quick to point fingers at the government, taxi drivers and criminals....

      ratex - 2011-07-11 08:48

      Dotty, this is what happens when the cANCer believes that they can do what they want. This is what happens when a previously disadvantaged culture is now free and without rules to confine them. This is what happens when our police force or metro pigs are more corrput than the criminals themselves. This is what happens when the moral fibre of soceity is decaying from within.

      dotty_01 - 2011-07-11 08:58

      ratex, the guy last night at the 4 way stop was white. i am assuming that he does not fit into any of the categories that you have listed. the guy in the audi that drove on my bum this morning (i was in the slow lane going 110 kms an hour), was also white. i agree that your listed causes are legit, but i want to know why ALL people seem to behave in thi way? I was taught to self regulate and I have an undertsanding of what is wrong - why dont others? stop blaming the government and rubbish law enforcement - you are finding scapegoats. we are adults and not animals and should not only behave because we are told to...... we are not pavlov dogs, you know.

      cbu.maccutha - 2011-07-11 09:43

      I like your reply dotty 100% Rates u are an idiot. dck head

      Jules - 2011-07-11 10:11

      @ Dotty, sadly everyone is jumping onto the same bandwagon with the attitude that if someone else can disobey the law then so can I. They forget that two wrongs do not make a right - and the sheer fact that it is illegal! Our law officers will also not enforce the law (especially against taxis) and therefore our roads have become lawless to all (except to a small few of us, like yourself, who obey the laws of the land..... Sad but true

      dotty_01 - 2011-07-11 10:46

      jules, i agree wholeheartedly. second to crime, this is the reason why my family and i are leaving this country at the end of the year. i am sick and tired of people i work with buying stolen goods, openly boasting about bribing cops; driving drunk. we have had enough.....

  • Jason - 2011-07-11 08:28

    who is the professional soccer player?

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-07-11 11:17

      Tsepo "Speedy" Ngubane

  • Cherry Robinson - 2011-07-11 08:52

    So please tell me where I've got to drive my car in order the reach the top speed of 240km/h. Since the speed limit are 120km/h, why dont they just make all cars with that limit. We need an Autobahn and gantry's only on that lane. I dont mind paying to do that speed. Its bloody frustrating that I cant max out my car.

      Doug - 2011-07-11 10:34

      u think ur frustrated. Pensioner who rides a Hayabusa. I also do a lot of low flying with her when the conditions r right.

      dotty_01 - 2011-07-11 10:47

      why are you in such a rush, cherry? take life a little slower and take the time to enjoy. also, just get up a little earlier, plan your life, and you will be amazed to see that 120km an hour is more than sufficient.

      Creeky - 2011-07-11 11:16

      Cherry... I could not agree with you more. I take my C63 and 3,2 TT on the Autobhan from Noordenham, in Germany, to Berlin, at least twice a month! Yet to come across a HIGH SPEED ACCIDENT yet! Only problem you have in SA is the PLONKERS that drive in the FAST LANE.... which should be for OVER TAKING PURPOSES ONLY!!!! Thank Goodness I live in a 1st World country!!!!!!! I crapp in my panty, when I go back to SA, and I have to drive on those roads!!!!

      Kalabas - 2011-07-11 12:51

      Creeky please woman... Go slow on the crap-in-panty-thing! I would hate to see that luxury sports car of yours ruined! As for the condition of the roads - try taking them on with a 19-foetsek datsun bakkie. I gurantee you yet another panty-crapping - one out of pure pleasure... KEEP IT REAL!

      Kalabas - 2011-07-11 12:59

      Oh please excuse! Indeed very bad of me to generalise like that... Never considered the possibility of you being a panty-wearing male... Come to think of it....mmmmm.... okay I get it... Rather late than never they say!

      Creeky - 2011-07-11 14:17

      (Passes Kalabas another drink)

  • Paulus - 2011-07-11 09:00

    This weekend only, being on the road for total of 3 hours - I saw 5 taxis jump red light (one in front of a police car - they chose to look the other way), 3 other cars cross red lights. Too many cars speeding above 120 to count (but none at more thank +- 140). I saw 4 aasvoels put their yellow lights on to drive on the wrong side of barriers set up to protect construction workers to beat traffic because of lane restrictions - this resulted in normal guy sitting in traffic seeing he can do this as well - this cause the other sheep to follow - and within seconds there was a second lane - to the great danger of construction workers jumping out of the way (and at night!!). I saw people cutting corners into other lanes, narrowly missing other traffic. The list just goes on and on and on...

  • ecm - 2011-07-11 09:14

    People driving at excessive speeds should be fined a percentage(15%) based on the purchase value of their vehicles. This percentage should then increase with subsequent offences. After 3 offences , suspend or revoke the licence.

  • cmr.insurance - 2011-07-11 09:43

    They will all get off. Just how our system works serious stuff your let go and small stuff hold up the courts for years.

  • Positive-pla - 2011-07-11 10:47

    The hijackers will get bail and carry on with their bad habits

  • sipho - 2011-07-11 15:07

    I also have a Q7 and can report that the car is perfectly safe at 210km/hr. The speed limit should be upped accordingly for only these cars. It's my second, the first I crashed into an idiot at 150km/hr. I wasn't hurt - it's very safe.

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