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Gareth Cliff has been arrested and will spend the night in jail
Posted by on Mar 6th, 2012

Some breaking late night drama for you.

5FM DJ, Gareth Cliff has been arrested in Johannesburg and will spend the evening in jail for driving 182km/h in a 120km/h zone.

This from the Star.

“It is too late for him to get bail. He will spend the night at the police station and will appear in court tomorrow (Wednesday),” said Gauteng high-speed traffic Police Spokesman Busaphi Nxumalo. She said he would be charged with speeding and reckless driving.” [STAR]

Oh and while i was doing a check on this story i came across this semi-relevant quote from Gareth on the road safety awareness website, Arrive Alive.

182km/h….you should know better Gareth.

[thanks Tony]

UPDATE: Gareth stated on Twitter soon after midnight that “Rumours of my imprisonment are greatly exaggerated…”

UPDATE 2: here’s video of Liezel V from the Expesso show this morning chatting live on air with Gareth Cliff explaining his arrest last night.

So according to Gareth he didn’t spend any time at all behind bars, but he was ‘stupid’ to speed at 182km/h.

Hennie says:
March 03, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Pappa wag vir hom. Bet he’s sleeping with his ass to the wall tonight.

miggley piggley says:
March 03, 2012 at 11:12 pm

haha! no frikken way!!! was he drunk? how do you go from speeding ticket to jail though?

Jem says:
March 03, 2012 at 11:12 pm

@miggley piggley From the reports we are reading it doesn’t seem he is drunk or at least he is not being charged with Drunk driving.

regarding your speeding ticket enquiry. doing 180kph is not only speeding its also reckless and negligent driving which is a criminal offense like drunk driving

Daryl says:
March 03, 2012 at 11:12 pm


Over a certain speed it’s stright to jail for an appointment with the court. In a 120 zone I think it is 150 or 160.

Simon says:
March 03, 2012 at 11:12 pm

He’s a pompous little hypocrite at the best of times. Not that this will dent his deluded army of listeners.

lani says:
March 03, 2012 at 11:12 pm

@simon i agree that he is a hyprocrite, he constantly warns people about things that they should do or not do. It is time he needs to face the consequences. That life is not just about him as a 5FM representer and that he can just speed and put other peoples life in danger and think he can get away with it. Plain saying “Practise what you preach Gareth”

jana says:
March 03, 2012 at 11:12 pm

ja, right Gareth!!! every dog has its day… loser!!!!!! who’s your daddy tonite?

Charmaine says:
March 03, 2012 at 11:12 pm

I think it’s terrible that Gareth Cliff had to spend the night in Jail. It’s shocking. They were gunning for him. Please be carefull in future Gareth. People are always looking for something for someone as popular as you so don’t given them amunition.

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