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2012-08-27 11:12

MOMMY'S BOY TRAPPED: A speeding Kawasaki rider's efforts to reach his mum were dealt a blow when he was arrested for travelling at 234km/h on the R21 outside Pretoria. File picture

A 33-year-old man has been arrested for riding at 234km/h on the R21 at the Nellmapius Drive exit near Pretoria.

A Gauteng traffic police spokesperson said the man was arrested just before 11am on the off-ramp outside Pretoria.


Nxumalo said: "He was travelling with his girlfriend on a blue Kawasaki ZX and claimed he was rushing to his mother in Pretoria who claimed to be having a panic attack."

The man was charged with reckless and negligent driving with an alternative charge of exceeding the general speed limit of 120km/h, Nxumalo said.

He was released on R1000 bail and will appear in Lyttleton Magistrate's Court.

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