Wedding rush: Mercedes Benz speedster arrested clocking 210k/h

Johnannesburg- A 31-year-old man was arrested after he was caught by the Gauteng Traffic Police’s High Speed Unit driving at a extreme high speed in a Mercedes Benz E350 on Saturday.

The driver claimed to work for Mercedes Benz and was driving at speed of 210 km/h on R21 near Olifantsfontein because he wanted to be on time for a wedding as he was running late.

Ofenste Morwane Gauteng Department of Safety spokesperson said, “The speedster was arrested on the spot and taken to Olifantsfontein Police Station where he was formally charged with reckless driving and exceeding the prescribed speed limit of 120km/h on a freeway,”

“The man was later released on R 1000 bail and will appear in Tembisa Magistrate Court shortly.”

The Department condemned bad driving behavior and conduct by some Gauteng drivers.

Koreans said, “Reckless driving and excessive speeding is one of the major contributors of fatal crashes the roads in the province,”

“Gauteng Traffic Police and other law enforcement agencies will continue to deal decisively with those who do not adhere to the rules of the road particularly given the high rate of fatalities that the province continues to experience.”

Photo Credit- SowetanLIVE

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