Johannesburg man rushing to graveyard clocks 187km/h

A 36-year-old has been arrested after he clocked 187km/h on the stretch of the N3 northbound between Gillooly’s interchange and the Linksfield turnoff.

Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago said the man was caught at 6.30am on Sunday.

He was travelling in a blue Volkswagen Polo Vivo.

Kgasago said the man claimed he was rushing to Alexandra cemetery.

A biker was also arrested after he clocked 177km/h at around 5.40am.

Kgasago said the man claimed he was testing his Honda motorbike after an “extended period of inactivity”.

Others were caught doing speeds of 178km/h, 166km/h and 162km/h.

All the drivers were charged with reckless and negligent driving and later released on R1,000 bail.

They are expected to appear in the Germiston Magistrate’s Court soon.

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