Speeding Beemer drivers arrested

2012-05-27 22:04
Johannesburg - A spokesperson for the Ekurhuleni metro police said on Sunday that three people had been arrested for driving over 173km/h in the Elsburg area.

Spokesperson Kobeli Mokheseng said the three were arrested on the N17 freeway in both directions.

He said: "A 40-year-old woman driving a white BMW was stopped for doing 173km/h and a 35-year-old man in a maroon BMW was caught doing 179km/h.

"A 29-year-old man driving a white BMW was cornered for clocking 182km/h."

The three claimed they were running late for "attending problems at home; late for a flight, and late for church".

They were arrested and charged with reckless and negligent driving and would appear in court soon, Mokheseng said.

Meanwhile, a 48-year-old man has been arrested for reckless and negligent driving after going 212km/h in a 120km/h zone, Gauteng police said on Sunday.

The man, apparently a mine manager from Witbank, was arrested around 08:30near the PetroPort on the N14 going towards Pretoria, spokesperson Busaphi Nxumalu said.

"He was taken to Muldersdrift SAPS where he was formally charged and will be appearing in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court tomorrow [Monday] morning," he said.


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