Gareth Cliff Arrested For Speeding – And There’s Footage

Updated: March 7, 2012

Gareth Cliff in happier times.

As if he doesn’t have enough to talk about, 5FM’s morning show host and Idol’s judge can add a night in jail to his repertoire. Twitter broke the news that he’d been caught at over 180km/h by the Johannesburg High Speed Unit. Unluckily for Cliff, E-News Reporter Mia Willemse just happened to be following the unit covering another story when the arrest happened. Reports are that the cameras were rolling:

eNews Channel: Reporter Mia Willemse just happened to be doing a story on Gauteng High Speed Unit when they clocked Gareth Cliff at more than 180 km/h

Again, tweets suggest he was in his Range Rover, which fellow 5FM DJ Sasha Martinengo tweeted is the Evoque. It also looks like he might spend the night in jail. The reporter on the scene has just tweeted:

MiaWil1#Gareth Cliff is calm in the police cells. His father and lawyer is here. Waiting for investigating officer to come. Might spend the night.

He’s also been charged with wreckless and negligent driving as well as speeding, according to tweets from the eNews channel:

eNews Channel: Gareth Cliff charged with reckless and negligent driving as well as speeding. Being detained at Lyttleton police holding cells.

That’s all we know for now. We’ll update this story in the morning as more news surfaces. Rob Vember will probably be in for Gareth tomorrow.


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