The City of Cape Town says that its traffic officers have arrested the driver of a Lamborghini who was clocked at “more than 250 km/h” on the N1.

The driver was taken into custody in the early hours of Monday, before being charged with reckless and negligent driving.

A statement from the City said that the driver was nabbed “well in excess of 250 km/h” on the N1 between Sable Road and Plattekloof. The City of Cape Town said that an additional charge of defeating the ends of justice was added to the docket as the vehicle had “no registration plates or other identifying marks”.

The City published a low-resolution image of the Lamborghini (see below), which appears to show a white Gallardo Superleggera.

JP Smith, the City’s mayoral committee member for safety and security, and social services, described the Lamborghini driver’s behaviour as “atrocious”.

“This incident is yet another example of the absolute disdain some road-users have for the rule of law. I’m not sure how anyone thinks driving at such high speed on a public road is acceptable under any circumstances,” said Smith.

“We are usually flooded with complaints about the behaviour of public transport drivers, but the fact is that the behaviour of many categories of road-users is nothing short of atrocious,” added Smith.

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