Driver clocked doing 233km/h on the R21 near Olifantsfontein


An alleged drunk driver was also arrested travelling at 185km/h

A drunk driver doing 185km/h on the R21 northbound ended up behind bars on Sunday morning.

Two other drivers, doing 233km/h and 200km/h respectively, were also nabbed by the metro police during the same operation.

According to metro police spokesperson, Chief Supt Wilfred Kgasago, seven drivers were arrested between 5am and 9am near the Olifantsfontein turn-off.

“A male driver aged 30, behind the wheel of VW sedan, was arrested at 5.15am travelling at 233km/h. He claimed he had no reason to travel at that speed,” Kgasago said.

“The one driver caught doing 200km/h at around 8.34am was a male driver of 50 years in a Lexus sedan, who also said he had no reason to exceed the 120km/h speed limit. The worst culprit was a male (33) in a Honda sedan caught travelling 185km/h in an inebriated state.”

The rest of the arrested speedsters were caught at speeds that varied between 183 and 177km/h, one on a BMW bike and the remainder in Mercedes Benz sedans at 5.24am and 7.36am. They included one female driver.

All the arrestees were detained at Tembisa Police Station on charges of reckless and negligent driving. They were all subsequently released after posting bail of R1 500 each.

They were expected to appear in Tembisa Magistrate’s Court on Monday.



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