Monday, May 24, 2021

Cape teenager arrested for clocking 200km/h

A learner licence applicant was arrested for cheating on his test on Friday.

According to Mayco member for safety and secuirity, JP Smith, he was found in possession of a script note under his sleeve.

‘’He was found in possession of R2 000 in cash, and admitted that he was going to pay the person who gave him the script note. The applicant was arrested on a charge of fraud.’’

In a separate incident, a teenager, who had just turned 16, was caught after clocking in excess of 200km/h on Jan Smuts Drive, on Sunday.

Just before 1a.m, says the City’s JP Smith, a Ghost Squad officer spotted the Golf 7 travelling at high speed along Jan Smuts Drive, in the direction of Grassy Park, and gave chase.

Smith added that the driver disobeyed several red traffic lights and refused to stop.

The officer called for back-up and the vehicle was eventually stopped at Old Strandfontein and Ottery Road.

‘’To the officers’ dismay, the driver was a very young man, who informed them that he had just turned 16 the day before. He had five passengers in the vehicle, all around the age of 15. It also turned out that the driver had taken his brother’s new car without permission.’’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.

‘’I shudder to think of the potential tragedy that could have unfolded here. This was no joyride, but reckless endangerment and I hope that it’ll be a lesson to everyone concerned. Also, the fact that these teenagers were out past curfew is another concern, particularly given the current resurgence we are experiencing,’’ Smith added.

The teenager was released into his father’s care.

 

Done By: Mitchum George

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