A Cape Town teenager was arrested on Sunday, 23 May 2021 for excessive speeding.
The teenager, who had just turned 16, was caught after clocking in excess of 200km/h on Jan Smuts Drive.
According to the City a Ghost Squad officer spotted the Golf 7 travelling at high speed along Jan Smuts Drive, direction Grassy Park, and gave chase.
The driver reportedly disobeyed several red traffic lights and refused to stop.
The vehicle was eventually stopped at Old Strandfontein and Ottery Road after the officer called for back-up.
“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 Mayco Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith.
The teenager was released into his father’s care.