Driver bites cop who tried to nab him

2016-04-10 13:20

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Johannesburg  A speedster in Rondebult bit a metro police officer who tried to nab him after he was caught doing 111 km/h in an 80km/h zone, the Ekhurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department said on Sunday.
“The Citi Golf driver resisted arrest and in the process sunk his teeth deep into an arresting officer’s right arm,” said Lieutenant Colonel Wilfred Kgasago in a statement about the incident which took place on Saturday morning.
The officer had to be treated at the Union Hospital for his wound.
“The aggressive driver was locked up at Alberton Police Station where he was charged with excessive speeding, assault and resisting arrest,” Kgasago said.
He is due in the Palmridge Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Another speedster was nabbed on Saturday, after clocking in at 178 km/h while travelling on the N3 freeway southbound just after the Rand Airport turnoff.
The driver provided no reason for the offence and was released on bail in Germiston.

Delivering medical samples

Meanwhile on Sunday morning  in separate metro police operations  a driver was nabbed for doing 135 km/h in an 80km/h zone along Zurfontein Road in Esther Park.  
“He is a 44-year-old male who mentioned that he was rushing to deliver medical samples to a hospital.”
Another driver was caught doing 126 km/h.  
His excuse?  

“He was on his way to hospital.”
Altogether the metro police arrested five drivers and fined another 11 caught travelling along Zurfontein Road.
Kgasago said metro police had previously received complaints about reckless driving in this area.
All those arrested on Sunday will appear in the Edenvale Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

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