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2015-03-10 08:23

22 SPEEDERS BUSTED: Johannesburg metro reports 22 drivers were arrested for speeding. One was clocked at 182km/h, another pulled a gun. Image: Sapa

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Twenty two drivers were arrested over the weekend for speeding in Johannesburg, metro police said on Sunday (March 8).

A police spokesperson said: "They were arrested along the Golden Highway in Lenasia, in Newlands and along the N1 near Grasmere Toll Plaza over the weekend."


One, travelling in a Mercedes-Benz, was also charged with drunk driving.

The spokesperson added: "He became aggressive after officers stopped him for clocking 182km per hour on a 120km zone. Officers discovered that he was driving under the influence of alcohol."

Another driver threatened an officer by showing a loaded gun after he was stopped for speeding in Lenasia, Minnaar said.

The spokesperson said: "The officer wrestled the motorist to the ground and handcuffed him. On the way to the police station, he tried to bribe the officer with a R100 note."

The 23-year-old driver was charged with speeding, threatening an officer with a firearm and corruption.

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