Speedsters arrested for clocking almost 200km/h

2015-12-13 16:30


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Johannesburg - From sky-diving lessons to missing a party, speedsters have given police all kinds of excuses, Ekurhuleni metro police say.

This as a would-be sky-diver was among six people arrested for speeding on the N12 highway on Sunday morning.

"On the freeway between the Edenvale and Kraft off-ramps was a woman, clocked at 167km/h, claiming she was late for sky-diving lessons,” said EMPD spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago in a statement.

"A male driver in a VW sedan gave a bizarre reason of being late for a party when caught doing 187km/h at 06:34."

Another male driver "claimed ill health" when he was caught driving at 175km/h, he said.

Kgasago said among the six was also a motorcyclist who was caught doing 182 km/h who owned up by saying he had no reason for exceeding the speed limit.

The remaining drivers were also clocked at speeds close to 200km/h.

They have been charged with reckless and negligent driving and will appear in the Germiston Magistrate’s Court soon.

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