Biker uses panties to dodge fines

2012-05-02 07:09

A motorbiker used a pair of panties to cover his registration plate to avoid being caught speeding in Johannesburg.

The Ekurhuleni metropolitan police eventually stopped the biker and his passenger with the help of a helicopter, after a high-speed chase, The Star reported today.

The incident happened yesterday morning on the N17 highway. The man eventually pulled over at the exit near Rand Airport when he realised he could not outrun a police helicopter hovering above him.

Ekurhuleni metro police spokesperson Wilfred Kgasago told the newspaper ground units could not keep up with the biker, who was travelling about 200km/h.

The panties were used to cover the bike’s number plate, to stop him being identified on speed cameras.

The driver was expected to appear in the Germiston Magistrates Court today on a charge of defeating the ends of justice and reckless driving.

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