Saturday, December 28, 2013

Dodgers' Yasiel Puig Arrested - Driving 110 mph On I-75

MLB Outfielder Caught At High Speed By FHP Radar Gun
NAPLES, FL. — Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig Valdes  was arrested after allegedly traveling over 100 miles per hour on I-75 Saturday morning.

On December 28, 2013 at approximately 9:30 AM on SR-93 (I-75) near the 99 mile marker in Collier County, the Florida Highway Patrol initiated a traffic stop on a 2013 White Mercedes for traveling at an extremely high rate of speed. The Mercedes was radar clocked at 110 mph in a posted 70 mph zone.

The driver of the Mercedes was identified by his Florida driver's license as Yasiel Puig Valdes, age 23. Mr. Puig is a Major League baseball player with the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

Puig, number 66 on the Dodgers, a right fielder defected from Cuba in 2012. He signed a 7-year, $42 million contract with the team. In 2013, Puig hit .319 in 104 games with 19 home runs and 42 RBIs. He is 23 years old.

After the stop by Florida Highway Patrol, he was subsequently placed under arrest for willful and wanton reckless driving and transported to the Collier County Jail for further processing.

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