North West cop arrested for speeding

2012-01-20 20:52

Johannesburg - A policeman was arrested for speeding on the N4 highway between Zeerust and Swartruggens in the North West on Friday, officials said.

North West public safety spokesperson Lesiba Kgwele said the 37-year-old detective, based at the Mmabatho police station, was allegedly travelling 151km/h in a 100km/h zone.

He was using an official vehicle when he was arrested around 11:30 in Groot Marico, 92km west of Rustenburg.

The policeman was detained at the Groot Marico police station and was expected to appear in the Groot Marico Magistrate's Court on Tuesday for speeding and reckless driving.

Kgwele said the policeman apparently overtook on a barrier line and forced oncoming traffic off the road.

North West Public Safety MEC Desbo Mohono said it was worrying that people meant to be role models to other drivers were part of the more than 2 600 motorists arrested for speeding in the province in recent months.