66 held in Gauteng road blitz

2012-06-18 08:36

A Gauteng traffic blitz over the weekend netted 37 Gauteng drivers for speeding and being over the legal blood-alcohol level.

A traffic department spokesperson said eight were arrested on Sunday on the R21, one of them a 42-year-old social worker driving a white Lexus allegedly travelling at an average speed of 224km/h in 120km/h zone.

"The social worker from the Ekurhuleni municipality claimed he was rushing to the office to collect certain documents from his employer."


The eight arrested face charges relating to reckless driving, speeding and drunken driving and were to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday (June 18, 2012).

Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said patrolling Johannesburg metro police caught 29 drivers allegedly speeding the N1 through Gauteng between Friday midnight and Saturday midnight.

"A 26-year-old man was caught on Friday doing 250km/h in a black Audi. He face charges of speeding and drunken driving."

All those arrested will appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Monday.