Gauteng speedsters full of excuses

A man was arrested for driving 176km/h on the N1 while drunk near Nasrec, Johannesburg, on Friday night.

“He was highly intoxicated and tested 0.80 grams per 1000ml of breath on a breathalyser, which is approximately four times over the limit,” said Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

Picture: Steve Lawrence. Credit: INLSA

The man told officers he was coming from a work party and was on his way to his Alberton home, he said.

“He also told officers that he did not see he was travelling at such a fast speed,” said Minnaar.

He was expected to appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of drunk and reckless driving.


Meanwhile three people have been arrested for driving over 173km an hour in the Elsburg area over the weekend.

Inspector Kobeli Mokheseng said the three were arrested on the N17 freeway running in both directions.

“A 40-year old female driving a white BMW sedan was stopped for doing 173 km/h. A 35-year old male in a maroon BMW sedan was caught doing 179 km/h. A 29-year old male driving a white BMW sedan was cornered for clocking 182 km/h,” he said.

The three claimed they were running late for “attending problems at home, late for a flight, and late for church”.

They were arrested and charged with reckless and negligent driving and would appear in the Germiston magistrate court soon, Mokheseng said. -Sapa