Former Lookout Yasiel Puig Arrested For Reckless Driving

Arrested In April In Chattanooga For Speeding

Sunday, December 29, 2013
Yasiel Puig began the 2013 season playing for the Chattanooga Lookouts.
Yasiel Puig began the 2013 season playing for the Chattanooga Lookouts.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was arrested on Saturday morning in Florida on a charge of reckless driving, according to a report from the Naples Daily News.

Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Greg Bueno told the Daily News that Puig was arrested at around 9:30 a.m. ET when officers clocked him driving his 2013 Mercedes at 110 mph while going westbound on Alligator Alley, a section of Interstate 75 with a 70-mph speed limit.

The Dodgers issued the following statement Sunday:

"We have spoken to Yasiel and made it clear that we, as an organization, are very disappointed in his recent behavior. This is a very serious issue to us and we will continue to educate him and strive to further develop his growth off the field and as a member of this community."

Puig, a 23-year-old Cuba native, was arrested in April in Tennessee and charged with reckless driving and speeding after traveling 97 mph in a 50-mph zone while with the Dodgers' Double-A Chattanooga affiliate. Those charges were dropped in November.

Puig finished second in the National League Rookie of the Year Award voting this season after hitting .319 with 19 home runs and 42 RBIs in 104 games for the Dodgers.


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