Police officer nabbed for speeding

South Africa
An SAPS lieutenant colonel has been arrested for speeding. eNCA

 

An SAPS lieutenant colonel has been arrested for speeding. The police officer resisted arrest after being caught going 184 kilometres per hour. 
 
Speeding is one of the major causes of road accidents in South Africa.But, luck ran out for several speedsters in Gauteng this weekend.
 
Gauteng’s High Speed Unit arrested 19 people this weekend for exceeding speeds of 160-kilometres-an-hour. But the arrested SAPS officer didn't want to go to the cells. 
 
Busaphi Nxumalo from the high speed unit says, "Unfortunately today what we experienced is another officer, a law enforcer who was resisting arrest from another officer. This is not acceptable, it was a colonel from SAPS and we arrested him."
 
Seven motorcyclists were caught exceeding speeds of 171-kilometres-per-hour. 
 
While another man was clocking at 207-kilometres-per-hour. 
 
Nxumalo said, "So you can imagine if a vehicle that is driving 207 and then a pedestrian comes in the road that person wouldn’t stop and that would be a fatal accident so we are trying to make sure that we reduce accidents in the province and to make sure that Gauteng is still safe."
 
The suspects will appear in court soon.
 
-eNCA

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