Man caught clocking 192km/h says he was 'just rushing home'

2017-10-30 09:04
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Johannesburg – Ekurhuleni traffic officials arrested 11 motorists for excessive speeding on Saturday morning, with one caught clocking 192km/h in a 120km/h zone.

The 30-year-old motorist, who drove a blue BMW, apparently told officers that he was “just rushing home”, News24 has learnt.

Another man, who drove his Audi A3 at a speed of 188km/h in a 120km/h zone along part of the Elands Interchange on the N3, apparently told traffic officials that he had been in a hurry to get to Durban.

A 60-year-old man on a motorcycle was arrested after he clocked 166km/h, apparently while racing off to a breakfast meeting, and a 38-year-old in a blue Mercedes Benz was caught doing the same speed.

“All four arrested drivers were detained at Germiston police station and released on R1 000 bail each. They are expected to appear in the Germiston Magistrate’s Court soon,” a statement read.

Meanwhile, seven drivers were nabbed for speeding on the R21 between North Rand Road and the N12 bridge, an area with speed limit of 80km/h.

A 21-year-old was arrested for driving 158km/h and he claimed that he was on his way to see his sick in-laws.

A 43-year-old male on a black BMW motorcycle was caught at 146km/h on his way to a shopping mall. And other motorists were caught driving speeds ranging from 118 to 132km/h.

The seven motorists were taken to the Boksburg North police station in the East Rand and face charges of reckless and negligent driving. Each were released on R1 000 bail.

The motorists are expected to appear in court soon.

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