COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Twice in one year. It's not a baseball statistic for 23 year old Yasiel Puig, it's the number of times he's been arrested for reckless driving.
Back in April before Puig was even called up to the majors, he was charged, after police in Chattanooga, Tennessee say-- they clocked him going 97 in a 50 miles-per-hour zone. Those charges were dismissed just last month after Puig finished community service.
Then on Saturday, troopers said Puig was speeding 110 miles an hour on Alligator Alley with his mother, cousin, and friend inside his white Mercedes with him. According to Puig's arrest report, he could have, "placed the life's of everyone in his vehicle and every vehicle that he was passing on the roadway in danger."
The Dodgers organization released a statement on Twitter saying, "This is a very serious issue to us and we will continue to educate him and strive to further develop his growth."
The team's General Manager, Ned Colletti is also speaking out, telling The Los Angeles Times, Puig still a lot to learn and "it's up to him to figure it out."
The 23-year-old now faces reckless driving charges. He has since bonded out of the Collier County Jail.