200 km/h: speedster cites burglary

2012-12-31 00:00

BEING the victim of crime doesn’t give a person the right to break the law.

That was the reaction of the Gauteng traffic depatment’s high-speed unit to the excuse offered by a man caught doing 200 km/h.

The man, from Centurion near Pretoria, told the cops he was speeding home because his house had just been burgled.

He only stopped his BMW X6 after officers had chased him for some distance. He was immediately arrested and charged with reckless and negligents driving.

A Gauteng traffic police spokesperson said that even if his home had been broken into, that was no excuse to put other road users’ lives in danger, and the man should have phoned the police to report the crime. It was not possible to ascertain if there had indeed been a break-in at the man’s house.

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