Education boss arrested for speeding

2011-05-01 22:14

Johannesburg - Three people have been arrested for speeding on highways, the Gauteng traffic police's high speed unit said on Sunday.

A 47-year-old head of department for the department of education was caught on the Mabopane highway for travelling at 146km/h 80km zone, said spokesperson Wynand Kruger.

A 44-year-old businessman from Bebelegi, near Hammanskraal, was also arrested after being caught on the N4 Platinum highway near Akasia for travelling at 189km/h.

A 35-year-old taxi driver from Mabopane, North of Pretoria, was caught on the R566, between Medunsa and Rosslyn, travelling at 144km/h in an 80km/h zone.

All three were released on R1 000 bail each and would appear in the Pretoria-North Magistrate's Court on Tuesday morning.

They were expected to be charged with exceeding the speed limit and reckless and/or negligent driving.

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