Speedster didn't want pastor to miss out

2014-09-29 05:00
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Johanesburg - A man was arrested for driving 168km/h in a 120km/h zone on the N12 in Alberton on Sunday morning, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

The man, 66, claimed he was speeding because he was on his way to pick up a pastor, and did not want the pastor to be late for his sermon, said Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago.

The man was arrested at around 07:10.

Meanwhile, two other men were also arrested on Sunday between 09:00 and 09:18, doing 177km/h and 161km/h respectively on the same highway.

"Both male drivers in their thirties claimed they were rushing to home," said Kgasago.

"All three arrested were locked up at Alberton police station and later released on bail of R1 000 each," he said.

"They are expected to appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court soon to face charges of reckless and negligent driving."

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