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."
DRUNK AND DISORDERLY
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.