100110. Traffic light at Sauer Street Johannesburg CBD. 645 Picture: Dumisani Sibeko

Johannesburg - A total of 37 Gauteng motorists have been arrested over the weekend for speeding, Gauteng traffic police said on Sunday.

Spokesperson Busaphi Nxumalu said eight people were arrested on Sunday morning on the R21.

She said a 42-year-old social worker driving a white Lexus was caught travelling at an average speed of 224km/h in 120km/h zone.

“The social worker from the Ekurhuleni municipality claimed he was rushing to the office to collect certain documents from his employer.”

Nxumalu said the eight suspects who were arrested now face charges relating to reckless driving, speeding and drunken driving.

They will appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Meanwhile, Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said patrolling Johannesburg metro police nabbed a total of 29 speeding motorists on the N1 from Friday midnight to Saturday midnight.

“A 26-year-old man was caught on Friday doing 250/km/h with his black Audi. He face charges of speeding and drunken driving.”

Minnaar said the 29 suspects will appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Monday.

He warned that motorists who travel at high speed on the freeways will be caught. - Sapa