Speedy X6 dog loving driver arrested

2013-03-17 16:32

Johannesburg - A man rushing to feed his father's dogs was one of three men arrested for speeding on the N3 on Sunday morning, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

The 28-year-old was driving his BMW X6 at 173km/h in a 120km/h zone, Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago said.

He told officers he was on his way to feed his father's dogs in Kempton Park. A case of reckless or negligent driving was opened.

Another man, 29, was driving a BMW M3 at 166km/h on the same road. He said he was late for work. A 32-year-old VW Golf driver, who also said he was late for work, was going at 163km/h.

They would appear in the Edenvale Magistrate's Court soon. They were released on bail of between R500 and R1000.

Meanwhile nine more motorists were arrested for speeding on Friday and Saturday in Brakpan. They included a 19-year-old youth caught driving at 100km/h in a 60km/h zone.


  • NickvanGraan - 2013-03-17 16:49

    How does something like this find its way into the media?

      Sganja - 2013-03-17 17:43

      So they deleted my comment?

      LiveYourOwnLife - 2013-03-17 19:23

      Yes Sganja because your comment like you was a waste of space.

  • kusleg.tjo - 2013-03-17 16:53

    BMW getting free ads these days..

      Johan Jacobs - 2013-03-17 17:55

      Not exactly, the drivers or owners, are paying for these ads.

  • Timothy - 2013-03-17 16:54

    The bigger the price of the car the bigger the ego on the road!

      Johan Jacobs - 2013-03-17 18:15

      n B M W se poephol, sit agter die stuurwiel.

      themba.maseko.568 - 2013-03-17 20:30

      You must drive one bigger priced car my friend and you will make more sensible comments. Its about your mind and not the car you drive!!!!

      Jake Muso - 2013-03-18 08:18

      And what about all these yuppies in their Citi golfs zipping around and dicing at 160 in the 60km/h main streets? Those cars are cheap.

  • Sthembiso Jali - 2013-03-17 17:05

    rushing to feed the dogs, what a BS.

  • Linda Ray - 2013-03-17 17:17

    obviously compassion for animals is not high priority for some of the readers here, pity, because it leads to greater compassion for mankind. Evolve people, it can only make you a better person

      Jaco Grobler - 2013-03-17 17:31

      So Linda, breaking the law, endangering peoples lives is ok if your intention is compassion towards animals. Let me get your train of thought here... You can be non-compassionate towards fellow road users, to be compassionate towards animals, which in turn will teach you to be compassionate towards people? REALLY!

      ianmichaelcalder - 2013-03-17 18:22

      Somehow, an article about speeding has become a soapbox for the recently oppressed. "During the slave era" - You must be referring to the times when chiefs were happy to sell their fellow man into slavery for grog, or lead the slavers to other tribes. Honestly, you are welcome to complain about injustices, but reaching back 300 years or posting on a thread about speeding, just shows your words aren't worth a thing.

      Hennie De Ruyter - 2013-03-17 18:55

      Yes Lerato. The money you have spend on your cell phone or computer cold have fed several starving children. So you are no better than the person keeping a pet or any of us. Or is it fine to spend on cars, luxuries, etc but not fine to keep a dog?

      Mabhesha'nkone ZoSuthu - 2013-03-17 19:15

      The driver and his father should have planned their lives better. That dogs must be fed is not something that strikes without warning like a tsunami. it can be planned for. It's not about compassion for animals. It's bout endangering lives unnecessarily.

      Gail Hayes-Bean - 2013-03-17 21:25

      Um Lerato. My housekeeper has been with me for 25 years and previous housekeepers I had also stayed with me and were highly sought after when I was forced to move on by a restless husband. The man who works in my garden has been with me almost as long except for when my husband decided he was an excellent worker and employed him in his business. My dear, you need to understand that not all white employers treated their workers inhumanely or disrespectfully. I know that there were those who did but I have always treated the people who work for the way I would like to be treated and I am 64. My children regard my housekeeper as their other mother and her children call me Mom. We speak up when we are unhappy but I know that when the chips are down they are my family and when there have been problems in her life I was right there for her. Let's not stereotype and brand all people who are from a particular group as stupid or criminals or whatever. You have no idea how many woman I know who have also had close relationships of this nature with their domestic workers as well.I have a friend who leaves our sewing group early to go and fetch her domestic's grandchild from school. Another member of my group is an 84 year old Black lady who is just totally amazing - she was running mini marathons until 18months ago!

      leatitia.ferreira.3 - 2013-03-18 10:05 where in the article did it say that the driver was any danger to other road users. If road users drive in the lane they are suppose to and not 80km in the fast lane a fast driver is absolutely no danger to anyone. It is time that they stop focussing on safe fast drivers and catch the unsafe drivers i.e. taxis that stop in the middle of nowhere, cars that are not roadworthy, cars that can't even drive 60km on the highway. Everyone forgets about that, o gosh but please just don't drive over 130km!!!

      astos.mthethwa - 2013-03-18 10:30

      you can't put peoples lives in danger because you had to feed a pet...that just being 100% stupid and ridiculous

  • Wendy Watson - 2013-03-17 17:28

    Take their vehicles away as punishment.... they were used to commit a crime so it is legal.

      Phoenixx - 2013-03-17 18:04

      ... and off course YOU have never, ever gone over the speed limit?

  • Roy Chambal - 2013-03-17 17:44

    No not to bad, the ministers and Mayors and Premiers are not leading by example, the cops are not leading by example they do the same both in their Private vehicles aswel as on duty - i once saw Sbongiseni Dlomo doing something that must have been btween 180 and 200 kmph ( okay not him driving but his driver with him inside ) on the N2, he was rushing to Ngwelezane Hospital

  • Mabhesha'nkone ZoSuthu - 2013-03-17 17:46

    Whatever happened to the hungry dogs? Did someone eventually feed them...that day?

  • Karl van Rooyen - 2013-03-17 17:50

    Your cops use blue lights and sirens to get to kfc

  • Mzwandile Jola Dlamanzi - 2013-03-17 17:50

    Perhaps he missed the advice from the president about paying more attention for dogs. Which one us important between the traffic law and dogs??? Logic should tell.

  • Anthony Spruyt - 2013-03-17 17:52

    Can't these corrupt buggers start enforcing all the other traffic laws that are being violated left right and center! All they do is sit on their asses and speed trap, flash for cash. PS. They also seem to "eat" paperwork, odd creatures.

  • Successful Nhlamulo Mabilane - 2013-03-17 18:04

    The headline is ridiculous,the man behind the big german machine lost his reasoning capacity,imagine speeding just to feed dogs,it shows he's 1 of the uneducated comrade in tenderpreneurship,can't drive such a car with a low IQ

  • Craig Elliott - 2013-03-17 18:09

    do the blue light brigade also get arrested when they do the outrageous speeds they do in peak hour traffic ???

  • Trevor Bennett - 2013-03-17 18:32

    Taxi drivers are always driving above 140khp, which is 40kph above their capped speed of 100kph, but I have never heard of one being arrested for that!!!!

      German Mazokera - 2013-03-17 19:25

      They pay their way out well in advance

      Leora Lipka - 2013-03-17 19:45

      And that is in a 60km/hr zone..

      Bullet Proof - 2013-03-17 19:58

      Yes with the corruption that there is in the police they will pay out the speedy sin very quick, no problem.

  • Hennie De Ruyter - 2013-03-17 18:49

    And in Tembisa a person was killed by a stop street jumper. The police was not there and will not be there next week either. Stop street jumpers kill but they dont make sexy head lines in news papers. Neither does erring bus drivers.

  • Swapie - 2013-03-17 19:11

    173kph? Hoekom? Want hy kan.

  • Mia Mould - 2013-03-17 19:19

    What do people expect when cars are made to drive up to 280km/h?!! Restrict all car's speedo's!

  • Alaina Erasmus - 2013-03-17 19:28

    People under estimate the power of speed. Yes, going 170 kms per hour is fine in a controlled environment but in real life it's risky. What would they do if the car infront of them suddenly broke down, if someone suddenly cut infront of them or (in the case of the youth doing 100kms in a residential area) a dog or child suddenly ran into the road? They just would not have the time to react, and the G force would kill the people in the car if/ when crashing. Those who say speed doesn't kill are ignorant.

  • Abner M. Mophethe - 2013-03-17 19:39

    charge the father for animal rights abuse

  • Wendy Watson - 2013-03-17 20:06

    Take away his vehicle and donate it to a worthy cause. A fine will mean nothing to this person.

      George Christopher Smith - 2013-03-18 06:18

      Your replies are typed with such high regard for displays of intellect. I sometimes wonder, how on earth you cope with the mere plebs on news24... You cant take away someone's car and just donate it, even the ideology of this, is silly. I take it, you have never broken the speed limit?

  • German Mazokera - 2013-03-17 20:07

    I think the solution to over speeding is to construct more and wider roads and to incourage employers to introduce flexable working times for their workers .those who stay close to the work place should start early and finish early as long as they work normal working hours and those who stay far should come later and leave later .this will reduce pressure on the roads.more roads are needed

  • Rudolph Opperman - 2013-03-17 20:12

    People in better looking cars go slower.

  • rurapenthe - 2013-03-17 20:37

    200kph in any modern car is STILL SAFER than any Taxi on our roads - how many times do you sit in a pile-up caused by a BMW going over the speed limit vs a Taxi causing a smashup?

      leatitia.ferreira.3 - 2013-03-18 10:16

      wonderful!!!!!!!! The best comment on this article! I agree totally and have said numerous times. Yes speed kills, but not as often as a taxi. Take all the accidents that happen over holidays...somewhere there's a taxi or bus involved. I rest my case

  • Tlotlo Phele - 2013-03-17 20:39

    Nice 1

  • Refiloe Thelma Shikwambana - 2013-03-17 20:40


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