Merc 'show-off' clocked doing 221km/h

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Johannesburg - A man was caught driving at 221km/h on the M1 highway in Midrand, Johannesburg metro police said on Sunday.

"The man from Pretoria was arrested at 02:00 on Sunday while travelling with his brother," said spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

"When asked why he was speeding, he told officers he was showing his brother how fast the Mercedes Benz could go."

A total of 31 drivers were arrested for speeding in Johannesburg.

Meanwhile, 308 motorists were arrested for alleged drunk driving over the weekend.

Minnaar said the motorists were arrested in areas such as the Johannesburg CBD, Midrand, Newlands, Eldorado Park, Meadowlands, Cosmo City and on the N12 along the Golden Highway offramp.

"Our aim is to arrest 500 drunk drivers every weekend, as motorists continue to ignore traffic regulations by driving drunk every weekend," Minnaar said.

The drivers are expected to appear in various courts soon.

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