The driver of a first-generation Mercedes-Benz CLA has reportedly been clocked speeding at 219 km/h in Gauteng.

The Gauteng traffic police department says its high-speed unit nabbed the 29-year-old driver at a speed almost 100 km/h above the limit on the R21 near Olifantsfontein. According to the department, the driver of the red Mercedes claimed he was "rushing to a meeting".

He was arrested and will likely face charges of reckless driving and exceeding the speed limit.