Cops nab PSL player after high-speed chase

2015-04-19 16:29
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Johannesburg - A 21-year-old PSL player was nabbed for speeding when he clocked 196km/h on the N12 freeway eastbound in the Alberton area on Sunday.

Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department (EMPD) spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago said the footballer in his black VW Polo GTI was finally cornered by officers on three motorbikes and a BMW.

"The player refused to stop and it took three EMPD motorbikes and a BMW to be eventually cornered at the Edenvale exit on the R21 freeway eastbound."

On his arrest at the Edenvale exit on the R21 freeway eastbound, he claimed he was rushing to the club camp.

“Four more speedsters were also arrested between 07:00 and 08:30 on the N12 at the Voortrekker turnoff - caught doing speeds of between 186- and 163km/h,” Kgasago said.

“Reasons advanced by the arrestees varied from late for work to taking a sick child to hospital.”

All the five drivers were charged with reckless and negligent driving at Alberton police station and are expected to appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court soon, Kgasago said.

“Meanwhile, 11 more risk-takers were nabbed for excessive speeding this morning on the R21 at the R562 bridge in the Kempton Park area,” he said.

“The highest speedster was clocked at 174km/h and the rest registered speeds of between 171km/h and 161km/h.”

These drivers were expected to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court soon also for reckless and negligent driving.

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