Groom-to-be trapped doing 160km/h

2015-04-05 15:35

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Johannesburg - A groom on the way to his wedding, and his best man, were arrested separately on Sunday morning for speeding on the N1 south, Johannesburg metro police said.

The best man, driving a Jaguar, was arrested first around 10:00 for allegedly driving at 180km/h in 120km/h zone, Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

"The man was rushing to church where he was supposed to be a best man. The groom was also arrested shortly afterwards in a Proton car, caught at 161km/h in a 120km/h zone."

Both men were later released on R1 500 bail. 

Their arrests were among 39 that took place for speeding over the Easter weekend, said Minnaar.

He said more than 500 drunken drivers had also been arrested at road blocks in and around Johannesburg over the Easter weekend.

"The road blocks started at 22:00 on Thursday night and ended at 04:00 on Good Friday. Other road blocks were held on Friday night and Saturday night," he said.

"All of the drunken drivers had to be taken for blood samples and then detained at various police stations, before they could be released on bail on R1 500 each."

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