A 30-year-old motorist was arrested by the Limpopo Traffic Police on Tuesday, 19 October, for reckless and negligent driving. The man was clocked travelling at an average speed of more than 200km/h in a BMW X5.
According to Arrive Alive, the suspect was caught driving 206km/h in a 120km/h zone by Limpopo Traffic Police on Tuesday.
The suspect, who was driving a BMW X5, was formally charged with reckless and negligent driving at the Naboomspruit police station.
“We call on our law enforcement officers to continue to deal decisively with those who do not obey the rules of the road and follow the steps of Provincial Inspectors Meso and Mmotong who made the above-mentioned successful arrest,” said Matome Tauatsoala, a spokesperson for the Limpopo Traffic Police.
In an unrelated incident earlier this year, a 26-year-old suspect was arrested by the Gauteng Traffic Police after a video of him spinning his blue BMW on the N3 and performing reckless and dangerous moves went viral.
The video went viral on 10 September and the suspect was arrested on 13 September after the individual that the BMW was registered to led the authorities to the alleged driver.
The Gauteng Traffic Police did not disclose what charges the driver would face. Prior to the arrest, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department’s (JMPD) Wayne Minaar said, “this offender can be arrested for reckless and negligent driving, and dragging or spinning vehicle’s wheels on a public road.”