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Driver almost ran over officer - police

Johannesburg - A motorist who fled from the authorities when he was caught speeding was arrested in Florida Park on Thursday, said Johannesburg metro police.

Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said the man was stopped by police for driving at 94km/h in a 60km/h zone in Montgomery Park.

He did not stop, but sped off, almost running over a metro officer, said police.

“The number plate of the silver BMW was captured on the speed camera as he drove away,” said Minnaar.

“The car belonged to the man's father, who was surprised to see officers pitch up at his house, but he explained that his son had used the car yesterday (Wednesday).”

The man, 26, was arrested and would face charges of attempted murder, defeating the ends of justice and reckless or negligent driving.

He would appear soon in the Sophiatown Magistrate's Court. - Sapa

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