A medical doctor has been arrested after reportedly being clocked speeding at 180 km/h in his Volkswagen Golf GTI on the N12 near Germiston in Gauteng.

The City of Ekurhuleni said the 33-year-old male doctor “seemed to be economic with the truth” [sic] after telling officers he was rushing between hospitals. He was nabbed in a 120 km/h zone.

“The driver alleged that he was on call and mentioned three far-apart private hospitals [and] public hospitals before he was handcuffed and marched to Bedfordview police station,” the City said, as reported by TimesLive.

The image posted online by the City shows the white Golf GTI without a front numberplate.