Speeding motorist blames mother-in-law

2015-05-31 16:26

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Johannesburg - His mother-in-law made him do it. Well, by implication, said a motorist caught speeding at 226km/h on the N3 near Germiston, as he was anxious not to miss an appointment he had with her.

Ekhurhuleni Metro Police spokesperson Chief Supt Wilfred Kgasago said on Sunday the 33-year-old driver's haste was put squarely on the in-law's shoulders when the motorist - in his brand new Mercedes Benz C63 AMG - was caught near the Rand Airport turnoff.

"He was arrested this morning [Sunday] at 06:36 and charged with reckless and negligent driving at Germiston police station."

The motorist was joined in police custody by four other speedsters,who were caught doing speeds of between 161km/h and 186km/h on the 120km/h speed limit stretch of the freeway, Kgasago said.

"They advanced reasons ranging from being lost to visiting a parent in prison. They were all nabbed between 06:00 and 08:30."

All the hasty motorists were released after posting bail of R1 000 each, save the Mercedes Benz driver, whose bail-hearing will take place on Monday.

They are all expected to appear in the Germiston Magistrate’s Court soon.

Meanwhile, this morning on N12 westbound near the Edenvale turnoff between 07:00 and 10:30, four drivers were also nabbed for excessive speeding after being clocked at speeds of between 162km/h and 167km/h in a 120km/h zone. They were all charged at Edenvale police station for reckless and negligent driving.

Likewise, they posted bail of R1 000 each to secure their release from custody and await their day in court which will take place in the Edenvale Magistrate’s Court soon.

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