Speedster: My business is being robbed

2013-09-01 22:39
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Johannesburg - Four drivers were arrested for speeding with two clocking over 200km/h on the N12 eastbound near Voortrekker turnoff on Sunday, Ekurhuleni Metro police (EMPD) said.

The road has a speed limit of 120km/h.

A 32-year-old man driving a BMW M3 was caught doing 208km/h, EMPD spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago said in a statement.

The driver claimed there was a robbery in progress at his business in Primrose.

He was escorted and it turned out he was lying, said Kgasago.

"He was immediately arrested and charged with reckless and negligent driving."

A 24-year-old motorcyclist was caught doing 204km/h on the same road.

He claimed he was late for work.

Two other drivers were also arrested for driving at speeds of 164km/h and 169km/h.

They were all expected to appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court soon.

On Saturday, eight speedsters were arrested in Brakpan and Benoni.

The highest was travelling in 158km/h on the R23 near Mans road in Brakpan.

He said he was late for work.

Five were caught travelling at speeds between 142km/h and 153 km/h on the same road.

Two others were arrested in Benoni for allegedly driving at over 107km/h on Main Reef and Garysteel which are 70km/h zone, said Kgasago.

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