Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago said the driver claimed that he was rushing his younger brother to a soccer practice in Meyersdal. He was arrested at 8.47am this morning.
“The operation on the N12 eastbound between R59 and Voortrekker turnoff yielded a total of five speedsters,” said Kgasago.
“The other four arrested drivers clocked speeds of between 173 and 161km/h and were nabbed between 6.42am and 10.07am. A 25-year-old Ford Kanga driver registered 173km/h advancing the reason that he was rushing to assist a friend who had just been nabbed for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor. A man in a Mini Cooper, clocked at 166km/h, claimed he was testing the power of his newly acquired toy.”
All the five arrested speedsters were charged at the Alberton Police Station on reckless and negligent driving. They are expected to appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court soon.
Kgasago confirmed all the drivers were all released after posting bail of R1 500 each.
“The EMPD speed operations will continue to be conducted in all the locations identified as hotspots for speeding and accidents,” he said.