Speedy inkosi nabbed with blue light

2012-10-22 00:00

A MOTORIST from the Eastern Cape, believed to be a traditional leader, was arrested for speeding and using a blue light illegally.

“He could not produce the documents for using a blue light,” South Coast police spokeswoman Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid told The Witness yesterday.

He was arrested by Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) officials at Hibberdene.

Wiid could not disclose the motorist’s identity but, according to a source, he was a traditional leader.

“He was released on R2 000 bail and warned to appear in court on November 7,” said Wiid.

It is believed that he was travelling at 157 km/h.

Meanwhile, another Eastern Cape state vehicle has been impounded by the RTI after the official in charge of it was also allegedly speeding. She is due to appear in court on October 31.

Other weekend speeding arrests involved teenagers — one with only a learner’s licence whom traffic officers had to chase after he failed to stop, and a student who claimed to be on his way to write exams.

The learner driver was held in custody.

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