Former Chattanooga Lookout Puig Picks Up New Charge Of Driving At High Speed

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Former Chattanooga Lookout Yasiel Puig has picked up a new charge of driving a car at high speeds - this time going 110 mph in a 70 mph zone in Florida, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Puig was arrested in Chattanooga for going 97 mph in a 50 mph zone on Amnicola Highway.

The charges were dismissed after the LA Dodgers organization said he had been performing public service in California.

Puig appeared before General Sessions Court Judge David Bales in early November. The dismissal came at the recommendation of Neal Pinkston of the district attorney's office.

The 23-year-old from Cuba was driving a 2013 Mercedes on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on Alligator Alley (the Everglades Parkway).

Puig was called up to the Dodgers from Chattanooga and became an overnight sensation, leading the Dodgers from a slow start to the MLB playoffs.  

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