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Yasiel Puig arrested on reckless driving charge after being clocked at 110 mph

Dec 28, 2013, 5:38 PM EDT

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According to the Naples Daily News, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was arrested this morning on a reckless driving charge in Florida. He was clocked at 110 mph in a 70 mph zone while driving his 2013 Mercedes on the Alligator Alley section of I-75.

Per Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Greg Bueno, the arrest occurred around 9:30 a.m. ET. Wink News reports that Puig was released a few hours later.

Of course, this isn’t Puig’s first brush with the law. He was charged with speeding, reckless driving, and driving without proof of insurance in April after he was pulled over for driving at 97 mph in a 50 mph zone in Tennessee. With no previous criminal record, those charges were eventually dropped in November, partially because of his charity work. He’s probably not going to get off as easily this time around.

UPDATE: Courtesy of the Twitter account of the Naples Daily News, here’s a look at Puig’s booking photo:

  1. overdrawnagain - Dec 28, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    A lot of the people posting on this completely miss the point. Blowing a tire at that speed will most like flip the car. That endangers every body in the vicinity. That makes it my problem. My family’s problem. And problems for innocent victims minding their win biz. What gives him the right to openly ignore rules designed for everyone’s safety

    • marketingforcontractors - Dec 29, 2013 at 4:28 PM

      Have you ever driven I-75 in Collier county? There is nothing and no one for miles and miles. It is a divided highway (a toll road for most of its distance) that is engineered for 80++ mph. The area where he was driving is in the middle of the Big Cypress National Preserve.

      He was driving a car engineered for those speeds and higher on the autobahns in Germany.

      The only one he probably would have injured IF he wrecked would have been himself and maybe an unlucky alligator.

      What gives you the right to talk about him endangering you when you have no clue what you are talking about?

      • marketingforcontractors - Dec 29, 2013 at 5:11 PM

        Thanks to the morons who gave me a thumbs down. Proves you know absolutely nothing about the situation and have NEVER driven that stretch of highway. I am surprised that Puig’s explanation to the cops was he was just trying to catch the hot girl in the Lamborghini that passed him doing 140. That stretch of road is fast. 80+++ is fairly typical speed there. If you are going under 80 you better be in the right lane or YOU will cause a crash. WTF people, get a clue.

      • brianc6234 - Dec 30, 2013 at 1:02 AM

        Excuses, excuses. People like you are the ones who have created this monster Puig has turned into. Always with the excuses. When he kills someone you can take some of the blame.

      • syphermce - Dec 30, 2013 at 4:11 AM

        The law is the law. If the speed limit say 70, you go no more than 70. If it says the limit is 50mph, you don’t go faster than 50mph. It’s morons like you that think they are above the law that deserve to be behind bars for the rest of your life.

      • cofran2004 - Dec 30, 2013 at 11:54 AM

        This makes about as much sense as saying people in rural areas should be allowed to do meth because there’s no one around for them to hurt in a meth-induced stupor. The law against doing meth is meant for YOUR protection. So is the one that says you can’t drive at NASCAR speeds (at the bristol track, anyway) on public roads. Abandoned or not.

  2. apkyletexas - Dec 28, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    Flameout before age 25.

    One of these days they will look back and call him the Mark “The Bird” Fidrych of his generation. Or something.

    • brianc6234 - Dec 30, 2013 at 1:04 AM

      If he doesn’t flame out he’ll get so injured he’ll have to retire. I think there’s a lot of pitchers who would love to bean him hard.

  3. yahmule - Dec 29, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    You people should live a little bit. I’m on I-25 doing 110 while I’m posting th

    • bigdicktater - Dec 29, 2013 at 8:48 AM

      “posting th”………??? I hope you didn’t take anyone with you on that last text/drive.
      I say lock Puig up this time and teach him a lesson he obviously didn’t learn with the ‘catch and release’ outcome of his arrest in Tennessee. He had his chance, do all of us (and him) a favor.

    • Francisco (FC) - Dec 29, 2013 at 12:23 PM

      I suspect the gallows humor was missed. That said, technically speaking if you did flip while texting it wouldn’t automatically post mid-stream, in fact we wouldn’t know about it.

      • chadjones27 - Dec 31, 2013 at 1:09 PM

        “The Castle of Aaargh.”

        What is that?

        He must have died while carving it

  4. braddavery - Dec 29, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Just have to laugh at all the idiots acting like Puig is the second coming of Satan because he drove faster than the government says he can. Bunch of holier-than-thou Puritan douchebags.

    • brianc6234 - Dec 30, 2013 at 1:05 AM

      He is Satan but not over this. He’s just really bad.

  5. President Charles Logan - Dec 29, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    This punk needs to grow the F up … they should have thrown his a*s*s in jail & kept him there back in Chattanooga

  6. jm91rs - Dec 29, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    This says nothing about puigs baseball future, just everything about his immaturity. He’ll grow up eventually, hopefully before he kills someone

  7. timpaz - Dec 29, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Someone needs to resin this kid in, he’s on a fast track to self destruction.

  8. jeremycmurray - Dec 29, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    just before I saw the receipt four $5820, I did not believe …that…my cousin woz like they say realy receiving money parttime on-line.. there friend brother had bean doing this for only about 16 months and resently paid the debts on their cottage and got a gorgeous Mitsubishi Evo. navigate to this website,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  9. proudliberal85392 - Dec 29, 2013 at 5:13 PM


  10. bigkurt6 - Dec 29, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    What is he wearing???? I know he didn’t make it upstairs in a few hours and no way the county has green collar shirts like that!!!!!

  11. ottercardinal - Dec 29, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    Not being a fan of Puig behavior this year….. I will say this….. Who cares that he was speeding…. Pay the ticket and move in. It’s speeding people… He was sober… Enjoying a sports car on a area of highway known for speed.

    • brianc6234 - Dec 30, 2013 at 1:07 AM

      You’re dumb. If he ever wrecks while speeding maybe you’ll be his victim. We can only hope his victim is an idiot like you and not some innocent kids.

  12. yahmule - Dec 30, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    Yasiel Pug

  13. syphermce - Dec 30, 2013 at 4:07 AM

    This is the kind of thing players need to start getting suspended for. 25 games at least. Like it or not, these athletes are role models and need to act like such.

  14. nymets4ever - Dec 30, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    At some point you have to wonder if this guy is mentally challenged in some way, don’t you? Normal people don’t act the way he does.

    • yahmule - Dec 30, 2013 at 11:09 AM

      I wonder that about you. Just a layman’s diagnosis here, but you ain’t right, son.

      • jimeejohnson - Dec 30, 2013 at 12:20 PM

        You’d be a God damn loser too if your team were the Mets.

  15. keltictim - Dec 30, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Good lord can we get another story to post on

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