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Yasiel Puig's driving charge dropped

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LA Dodgers' outfielder, Yasiel Puig has been cleared of a reckless driving misdemeanor according to the News Press.

Puig picked up the misdemeanor when speeding in his car through Florida earlier this month. He was travelling at 110mph in a 70 zone but was not intoxicated and his actions did not include or affect other motorists.

In order for a charge of reckless driving to be brought according to CBS Sports: "the state must prove the defendant drove with a wilful or wanton disregard for people or property, according to the memorandum. Speeding alone is not grounds for a reckless driving charge."

Puig will still receive a speeding ticket for the original charge.

The Cuban slugger took the majors by storm last year hitting .319 with 19 home runs in 104 games for the Dodgers.

After this, the second of his two driving violations, Puig hired a professional driver to escort him around town.

Puig was voted NL player and rookie of the month last June.

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