A 33-year-old man has been charged with reckless and negligent driving after clocking in R210km/h in his white Ford Escort on Monday, the Ekhuruleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) said.
EMPD spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago said the man was nabbed on the N12 Westbound between Sam Green Bridge and the Germiston turn-off.
“[He] gave conflicting reasons for the excessive speed. He first cited being late for work and later claimed he was being pursued by a suspicious white Mercedes Benz.”
He was charged at the Bedfordview Police Station.
Earlier, on the same stretch on the N12, Kgasago said a 43-year-old man on a silver Triumph motorcycle was arrested when he was caught doing 185km/h in the 120km/h zone.
He claimed to be rushing to Chris Hani Hospital to visit a sick child.
Kgasago said both men were released on R1 000 bail and were expected to appear in the Germiston Magistrate’s Court soon.
Meanwhile, on the same Monday morning, two other speedsters were arrested on the N3 southbound between the Linksfield turn-off and the Gillooly’s Interchange.
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One was nabbed at 5.50am doing 167km/h in a white Mercedes sedan and the other was apprehended at 5.35am doing 165km/h.
Reasons given were that an asthmatic passenger was being rushed home and lateness for work.