Friday, December 4News That Matters | Driver bust for going 204km/h claims he was dashing buddy with Covid-19 symptoms to scientific institution

  • A 47-365 days-outmoded man steered metro police that he was dashing on yarn of he was dashing his passenger with Covid-19 symptoms to scientific institution. 
  • Within the intervening time, a 34-365 days-outmoded man caught dashing, claimed he was dashing to pick on cake for his nine-365 days-outmoded son’s birthday. 
  • In one more incident, a 23-365 days-outmoded claimed she was dashing on yarn of she was gradual for an appointment with a dentist.

A speedster caught by police allegedly driving 204km/h in a 120km/h zone, tried to steer clear of getting arrested by claiming he was dashing a buddy who had symptoms of Covid-19 to scientific institution.

Nonetheless the buddy steered the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) officers that he did no longer delight in Covid-19 symptoms.

The 47-365 days-outmoded driver, from Mpumalanga, was arrested for reckless and negligent driving, mentioned EMPD spokesperson Kobeli Mokheseng.

He mentioned the person was stopped in his BMW M5 within the Bedfordview/Senderwood space on the N3 freeway north-certain between the Gillooly’s interchange and Linksfield off-ramp.

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“The Chinese nationwide from Mpumalanga, who was with a male passenger, alleged that he was taking his buddy to the nearest scientific institution, after he seen symptoms of the Covid-19/coronavirus. The driver was taken to Bedfordview police field and the passenger, who was cornered and interviewed by officers on field, denied being infected,” mentioned Mokheseng.

The person was one in every of three motorists nabbed by EMPD for dashing since Saturday.  

They had been nabbed in Alberton and Bedfordview.


The police also arrested a 34-365 days-outmoded man on the N12 for clocking 168 km/h in a 120km/h zone.

Mokheseng mentioned the person claimed he was dashing to pick on cake for his nine-365 days-outmoded son’s birthday.

Mokheseng mentioned the person was caught on Saturday in Alberton on the N12 freeway (course east) between the Reading interchange and Voortrekker off-ramp.

He was driving a grey Golf GTI alongside with his son within the passenger seat.

“He was stopped and handcuffed for clocking 168km/h – claiming that they had been dashing to catch a cake, because it was his son’s birthday,” mentioned Mokheseng.

On the identical stretch of road, a 23-365 days-outmoded driver of a silver BMW 1 series, was caught clocking 174km/h, announcing she was gradual for a dentist’s appointment.

Mokheseng mentioned the girl was arrested at 11: 25.  

“Both motorists had been escorted to Alberton police field,” mentioned Mokheseng.

Mokheseng mentioned the three suspects had been charged with reckless and negligent driving and would seem within the Palm Ridge and Germiston magistrates’ courts soon.

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