Ekurhuleni speedster to appear in court on Monday

The man was travelling on the N3 near Heidelburg at 158 kilometres per hour in a 120 zone.

A man was arrested after being caught driving at 158 kilometres per hour, in a 120 kilometre zone. Picture: EMPD.

JOHANNESBURG - Ekurhuleni Metro Police say a 21-year-old, man who killed another motorist while speeding from authorities and injuring one of their officers, is expected to appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court on Monday.

On New Years Eve, the man was travelling on the N3 near Heidelburg at 158 kilometres per hour in a 120 zone before disregarding the police's instructions to stop his vehicle.

The suspect fled, lost control of his car and crashed into another vehicle killing a 40-year-old man.

The man tried to escape again, bumping into a stationary EMPD official vehicle that had stopped on the emergency lane on the freeway, leaving one officer injured.

Spokesperson Wilfred Kgasago, "His case was registered at the Alberton Police Station and of course he's expected to appear on Monday in the Palm Ridge Court."

Kgasago said, "When he tried to flee again, he couldn't because the car was disabled, as one wheel had turned the other way. We arrested him and he is facing charges including failing to stop at the order of a police officer and for culpable homicide. He was also slapped with a fine of R2,000."