Man arrested for speeding, drunk driving

2015-05-03 16:34

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Johannesburg - A man was arrested for speeding more than 200km/h on the N1 in Midrand, allegedly while drunk, on Sunday, Johannesburg metro police said.

"A man in his late 30s was caught doing 209km/h on the N1 in Midrand which is a 120km/h zone after 08:00 this morning," Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

"He failed to stop for officers, but was arrested at his house in Pretoria an hour later and also charged for drunken driving."

In a separate incident, a 63-year-old woman from Pimville, Soweto, was caught doing 129km/h in 60km/h zone, he said.

"She told officers she was rushing to a funeral."

In total JMPD arrested 41 motorists for speeding at the weekend.

Minnaar said they were released on bail of between R1 000 and R1 500 and would appear in different courts this week.

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