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2014-10-13 12:27

’GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME’: A woman driver clocked at 202km/h near Vosloorus, Gauteng said she was rushing to attend a church service.Image: SAPA

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - A 31-year-old woman gave new meaning to the classic song 'Get Me to the Church on Time' when she was caught driving at 202km/h on the N3 south near Vosloorus, Gauteng on Sunday (Oct 12). Her reason?

She told Ekurhuleni metro police she was rushing to attend a church service in Vosloorus.

A police spokesperson said: "She was en route to church at an unholy 202km/h in a Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The woman refused to say which church she was flying to."

She was charged with reckless and negligent driving and will appear in court soon.


Meanwhile, on the R21 at the 563 bridge in Olifantsfontein, 10 drivers were arrested for driving at speeds varying from 162km/h to 180km/h in a 120km/h zone on the same morning.

He said: "Two drivers were clocked at 180km/h claiming they were late for appointments. The clocked speeds of between 175 and 162km/h."

All 10 were locked up at Olifantsfontein police station and are expected to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court soon to face charges of reckless and negligent driving.

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