Speedster nabbed at 211km/h

2014-11-29 13:01

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Johannesburg - A man was caught driving at 211km/h on the N2 on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast, the provincial transport department said on Saturday.

"He was driving at 211 km/h in a120 km/h zone on Friday night, which is way above the legal speed limit," the department said in a statement.

"The driver tried to run away when the police stopped him.  They gave chase and arrested him."

The driver was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

Traffic laws

MEC Willies Mchunu said the arrest should send a strong message to all motorists that traffic officers, working with the police and municipal officers would be on high alert during the festive season.

"We urge all road users to take responsibility by strictly respecting and adhering to all traffic laws, at all times. Let's all work together towards preventing the occurrence of road accidents this festive season and beyond," said Mchunu.

The driver was granted R1 000 bail at the police station.

He is expected to appear on charges of speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol in the Scottburg Magistrate's Court on Monday.

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