Friday, March 26, 2010

Closer to home I can bet you this guy is not going to enjoy his weekend!

252 km an hour Ouch that's going to hurt
Pushing his pride and joy to the limit proved to be the undoing of a Durban motorist when he was caught driving an Audi A5 at 252km/h on the N2 near Scottburgh yesterday.

The 30-year-old man was arrested by Road Traffic Inspectorate officers after they gave chase when he failed to stop. They said he had been under the influence of alcohol.

The man's Facebook profile suggests he was "very proud" of his Audi as the site has several pictures of the car, including one when it was unveiled when he bought it.

Traffic inspectorate spokesperson Zinhle Mngomezulu said: "This car was nabbed doing 252km/h on the N2 southbound. The owner was under the influence of alcohol and failed to stop when the traffic officers ordered him to do so". A traffic officer gave chase and the driver was apprehended in Amanzimtoti after traffic officers joined the chase, Mngomezulu said.

The man appeared in the Scottburgh Magistrate's court and was granted R5 000 bail. He is expected to appear in court again today.

In January, two drivers were given hefty fines in the Scottburgh Magistrate's Court for driving close to 200km/h on the N2. One received a R20 000 fine or three years for driving at 194km/h and the other was fined R16 000 or three years for travelling at 185km/h in a Toyota Corolla.

In December a 33-year-old man was fined R18 000 after he was caught speeding at 232km/h on his motorbike on the N2 near Scottburgh.