Merc speedster nabbed after high-speed chase

2015-07-21 15:39

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Durban - A 42-year-old man - recorded travelling at nearly 170km/h in a Mercedes Benz on KwaZulu-Natal's south coast - was arrested on Monday night after a high-speed chase.

Thinta Zwane, 42, appeared in the Scottburgh Magistrate's Court on Tuesday and was released on R10 000 bail.

Zwane allegedly failed to stop and fled when officers tried to get him to halt at the side of the road, according to a statement released by the Department of Transport Road Traffic Inspectorate.

“Reports reveal that Zwane, who was driving a Mercedes hatchback, was nabbed doing 168km/h.

“It is alleged that he failed to stop and fled when the Road Traffic Inspectorate officers stopped him, which resulted in a high-speed chase from Park Rynie to Hibberdene.  

“He was subsequently nabbed and charged for speeding, failing to stop, reckless and negligent driving, as well as driving while under the influence of alcohol. He was detained overnight and appeared in court today [Tuesday],” the statement read.

“The province of KwaZulu-Natal does not tolerate any kind of misbehaviour on the roads. If you decide to break the law you will be charged accordingly,” Transport MEC Willies Mchunu said.

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