Yasiel Puig's driving charge dropped

Published Add your comment

Football News

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.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Los Angeles Dodgers

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again