Man blames speeding on 'dead' mom

2012-10-28 22:23
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Johannesburg - A 28-year-old motorcyclist was arrested on Sunday for doing 187km/h on the N14 highway, near Muldersdrift, on his Honda CBR 1000, said Gauteng traffic police.

"He claimed that his mother passed away and he was on his way to her house in Pretoria," said spokesperson Busaphi Nxumalo.

"After following this up, calling several relatives, no one could confirm that it was indeed the situation," she said.

He was arrested on the spot and was taken to the Muldersdrift police station where he was formally charged with reckless or negligent driving, alternatively with exceeding the general speed limit of 120km/h.

He was released on bail of R1 500 and would appear in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court on Monday.

- SAPA
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