Marathon runner caught speeding

2014-11-02 17:41

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Johannesburg - A man on his way to a marathon was caught speeding 181km/h on the East Rand early on Sunday morning, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

The man, in a white BMW, was apparently late for a marathon and was caught doing 181km/h shortly before 06:00, spokesperson Inspector Kobeli Mokheseng said in a statement.

He was one of 10 drivers caught on the R21 south near the R562 bridge. The others were going between 161km/h and 177km/h in the 120km/h zone.

In Alberton, on the N12 east, at the Voortrekker bridge, 15 drivers were nabbed for exceeding the 120km/h speed limit.

All were charged with reckless or negligent driving and would appear in the Kempton Park and Palm Ridge magistrate's courts soon.

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