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Porsche speedsters 'not off the hook'

2012-09-18 14:32

Pretoria - Police are investigating why the docket of a man accused of doing 243km/h on the N1 highway near Midrand was not availed to the Pretoria Magistrate's Court, causing the matter to be struck from the roll.

On Tuesday, the Pretoria News reported that David Hack, 55, appeared in court last week and was told his case would be struck because his docket was not available, for the second time. But Gauteng traffic police spokesperson Busaphi Nxumalo told the newspaper Hack was not off the hook yet.

"As soon as we have established what happened to the docket, the case will be reinstated and he will be issued with a notice to appear in court," said Nxumalo.

Hack and his son Adam made headlines when they were arrested for allegedly racing their Porsche GT3s in July.

They were arrested for speeding on the N1 to Pretoria and released on bail. They faced charges of reckless and negligent driving, with an alternative charge of exceeding the general speed limit of 120km/h.

The newspaper reported that Hack jun. would be notified whether he would be officially charged after his R1 500 admission of guilt fine was revoked.

"His docket is still with the Director of Public Prosecutions and we are waiting for a decision. No court date has yet been set," Nxumalo told the newspaper.

The 20-year-old was caught driving behind his father, travelling at 188km/h.

At the time of their arrest, Hack Jr allegedly told police he was an Olympic athlete.

Comments
  • Jerome Claassen - 2012-09-18 14:43

    Why do the Goverment alowed poepel to buy this FAST CARS if they are not alowed to drive them at that speed its not A 11 or v8 chev that metro cops use

      sean.carbutt - 2012-09-18 14:51

      So what, we must all drive a I 10 or how about a geely or perhaps a GWM. What a stupid retarded statement. You better get rid of any elctronic gadgets in your house, you are very likely to shock yourself. I do not supports speeding, to to use your arcahic communistic approach is just plain stupid.

      petrus.ngwenya.3 - 2012-09-18 16:25

      The same reason the government allow you to own a pc, even though you are not allowed to commit online fraud. Or own a cell phone, even though you may not phone people pretending to be their dead grandparents. Reasonable people use things reasonably. Driving 188km/h is not something that a reasonable person would do. And it is not the Porsche's fault, because most of the cars on the market today can drive that fast if you really try.

  • Don.Tandy - 2012-09-18 14:45

    Within our legal and police system, dockets are 'two-a-penny'.

  • Jerome Claassen - 2012-09-18 15:04

    my arcahic appoach is why alowed poepel to buy cars that out perform goverment cars (goverment must buy cars that out perform you crimanals) your aas hol

      kala.bafazi - 2012-09-18 16:43

      Your level of education appears archaic too.

      may.bee.988 - 2012-09-18 16:45

      Have you heard the saying "Rather let people think you are a fool than open your mouth and prove the right"

  • Jackie - 2012-09-18 15:09

    Was he not caught on camera? Why not create a new docket based on the information on the camera, and then sort out your corruption problem later. I am sure if he got fined or jailed he might reveal the name of the policemen who he bribed to destroy the docket, that is if the policeman did not do a proper job of deleting information from the camera as well. And if the guy was never caught on camera, then the police might just as well drop the case, because I don’t see them succeeding with the case if it was never on camera.

  • Jerome Claassen - 2012-09-18 15:12

    Speed fines throug cameras ar at missibel in court hey must fine u lock u up and proof be yand reasnald dought that u where speeding(human rihts in the new S.A)

      petrus.ngwenya.3 - 2012-09-18 16:32

      *through *inadmissable *They *you *you *beyond *reasonable *doubt *you *were *rights

      kala.bafazi - 2012-09-18 16:44

      He must be pulling the p!$$

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