Four arrested for excessive speeding in Alberton

2016-01-10 16:51
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Durban – Four motorists nabbed for excessive speeding in Alberton on Sunday used a number of creative excuses hoping to convince arresting officers of their innocence and circumstance. 

In a statement, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department (EMPD) spokesperson Wilfred Kgasago said the EMPD Speed Unit conducted a special operation on the N12 eastbound between the R59 and Voortrekker turnoffs on Sunday.

"The operation resulted in four drivers nabbed for excessively going beyond the 120km/h limit. At 06:25, a 49-year-old male driver in a BMW X5, claiming to be rushing to the airport, was clocked at 177km/h.

"At 06:34, a 45-year-old male driver in a Ford Ranger was arrested when caught doing 170km/h. He said he was rushing to register his child at some school. Saying that he was late for a wedding in Vosloorus, a man aged 30 in a VW Polo was arrested when he registered 162km/h. The fourth driver arrested claimed that he was late for a church service - he was caught doing 161km/h in a Mercedes Benz S/W."

Kgasago said all four speedsters were charged with reckless and negligent driving at Alberton police station. They are expected to appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court soon. They were all released after posting R1 000 bail each, Kgasago said.

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