Motorist caught after 2km high-speed chase

2014-03-31 05:30

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Johannesburg - A man was arrested on Sunday morning for speeding on the N1 in Johannesburg, metro police said.

"A 32-year-old man from Featherbrooke Estate in Roodepoort was caught at 09:37 today [Sunday] for doing 190km/h in a 120km/h zone on the N1 south in Maraisburg," said Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

"He was chased for about two kilometres by the JMPD high speed unit and blocked at the N17 offramp where he was arrested and taken to the Florida police station and detained."

The man was later released on R1 500 bail.

"He will be appearing in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court tomorrow [Monday] along with eight other motorists who were also arrested for speeding in excess of 160km/h, also on the N1 freeway," said Minnaar.

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