BMW driver that ‘spinned’ on Joburg N3 arrested by traffic police

The Gauteng Traffic Police said a 26-year-old suspect has been arrested for allegedly driving the blue BMW that was seen performing reckless and harmful wheel spinning strikes on a Johannesburg freeway in a video that went viral on social media final week.


The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) mentioned the National Traffic Police was briefed in regards to the automotive spinning incident on the N3 Highway in Johannesburg shortly after the video went viral on Friday, 10 September. “[I]nvestigations will begin to trace the culprit. This is NOT ACCEPTABLE [RTMC’s emphasis].”

On Monday, 13 September, the Gauteng Traffic Police (GTP) introduced that a suspect was discovered and arrested after the person who’s registered because the proprietor of the blue BMW automobile seen within the video led them to the suspect.

The 26-year-old particular person who was allegedly driving the automotive within the video was arrested within the presence of their authorized illustration and the South African Police Service (SAPS) is at the moment processing the matter. The GTP mentioned the suspect can be charged accordingly however didn’t disclose what the fees could be.

“This offender can be arrested for reckless and negligent driving, and dragging or spinning vehicle’s wheels on a public road,” mentioned Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) spokesperson Wayne Minnaar after the video surfaced on Friday.

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