The motorists were arrested for speeding on the N17, N12 and the N3 freeways in Elsburg, Alberton, Boksburg and Germiston in Gauteng, EMPD spokesperson Kobeli Mokheseng said.
On Friday morning, a 43-year-old man driving a grey Hyundai Accent was stopped and arrested for doing 165km/h in a 120km/h zone.
The man said he was late for work, Mokheseng said. On Saturday, two men were arrested for clocking 166km/h and 213km/h on the N12 in the Boksburg area.
The 40-year-old who clocked 123km/h in an Audi 4 also claimed he was late for work, Mokheseng said.
Mokheseng said, on the same day, a 44-year-old man who was driving a Gold GTI was arrested in Alberton on the N12 for clocking 166km/h. The man claimed he was late for shopping.
On Sunday, officers arrested a 43-year-old man on the N3 south freeway near the Rand Airport off-ramp.
“A 43-year-old male driver, who claimed he was late for church, was arrested when he clocked the speed of 164km/h,” Mokheseng said.
The men are expected to appear in the Germiston, Palmridge and Boksburg Magistrate’s Courts soon.