Driving charge against Puig dropped
January 28, 2014
New Sportsbook.com customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Prosecutors have dropped a reckless driving charge against Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig.
The state attorney's office in southwest Florida dropped the charge Tuesday. A memo from prosecutors explained that excessive speed wasn't sufficient to prosecute the case without other aggravating factors, such as weaving in and out of traffic, losing control of the vehicle or causing other motorists to brake or swerve.
The 23-year-old Cuban defector was arrested Dec. 28 at the western end of Alligator Alley near Naples after a Florida Highway Patrol trooper reported clocking him at 110 mph in a 70 mph zone. Puig lives in the Miami area during the offseason.
In April last year, Puig was clocked going 97 in a 50 mph zone in Tennessee, though those charges were later dismissed.
The Associated Press News Service
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved
10-2 LN, 6-0 G-Plays, +1,908 TY
3-0 +361 LN, 30-15 +1,784 TY
12-4 Guarantees This Season
6-2, +669 Last Night, +1,243 TY
4-1 +390 L5 G-Plays, 7-3 MLB Run
7-2 L9 G-Plays, 21-11 L32 Picks
6-2 +410 L5 Days,8-2 L10 G-Plays
3-0 +425 LN, 6-2 +572 L8 G-Plays
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10%
off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20%
off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000
Member Plays each month!