Arrested speedsters all 'late for work'

2014-09-08 15:57

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Johannesburg - A motorist caught travelling at 134km/h in a 70km/h zone was one of 10 drivers arrested in Brakpan, on the East Rand, on Monday morning, said Ekurhuleni metro police.

The motorist said he was late for work, said Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago.

The other drivers arrested were caught travelling at speeds of between 126km/h and 110km/h on the R554 between the R23 and Afrikaner Road.

They all they said they were speeding because they were late for work.

An 18-year-old motorcyclist was caught doing 152km/h in a 60km/h zone on Main Reef road between Apex East and Rockway roads at 05:30 on Friday, said Kgasago.

Five other drivers were also arrested for speeding that day.

"Charges of reckless and negligent driving were registered against [all] the... drivers at Brakpan police station and [they] were only released after posting bail of R1 000 each," he said.

They would appear in the Brakpan Magistrate's Court.

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