Pretoria - A researcher at the CSIR, the first motorist to be prosecuted for evading e-tolls, appeared briefly in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Thursday on 987 charges – one count for each time he drove under an e-toll gantry with cloned number plates.
Dr Stoyan Stoychev’s matter was postponed for the written heads of argument.
State prosecutor David Broughton told the court the matter needed to be postponed to afford senior magistrate Desmond Nair enough time to consider it.
“The State needs time to consider the appropriateness of the proposed pleas and arguments which have been presented by the defence. This will also serve to give the magistrate who will be presiding over the matter enough time to familiarise him/herself with the merits of this case,” Broughton said.
Stoychev was arrested on October 2 last year on the N1 in Centurion.