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Yasiel Puig arrested for reckless driving in Florida, per report

The Dodgers outfielder was reportedly driving at 110 mph in a 70 mph zone.


The whirlwind 2013 for Yasiel Puig ends on a sour note, as the Dodgers outfielder was arrested for reckless driving on Interstate 75 in Florida, per the Naples Daily News.

Lt. Gregory Bueno of the Florida Highway Patrol confirmed Puig was traveling at 110 mph in his 2013 Mercedes on a stretch of the Interstate known as Alligator Alley, with a speed limit of 70 mph. He was arrested at roughly 6:30 a.m. PT, transported to Collier County Jail and left in their custody.

The Dodgers issued a statement on 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."

This is the second time this year Puig has been arrested for speeding. He was arrested on Apr. 28 for speeding and reckless driving in Tennessee, when he was still playing for Double-A Chattanooga. Puig was clocked at 97 mph in a 50 mph zone in that infraction, but a judge in November threw out the charges based on community service done by Puig throughout the season.

Puig, who turned 23 on Dec. 7, hit .319/.391/.534 with 19 home runs and 21 doubles in 104 games for the Dodgers in 2013, his first season in MLB. The outfielder finished second in National League Rookie of the Year balloting.

Dave Osborne of the Naples Daily News tweeted the mugshot of Puig.