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Yasiel Puig Speeding: Dash Cam Shows Him Beg Cop To Let Him off

Thursday, 09 Jan 2014 10:07 AM

By Clyde Hughes

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Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig begged a Florida Highway Patrol officer not to arrest him for speeding in Collier County on Dec. 28, according to a law enforcement dashboard camera video.

In the video, with the timestamp 9:55 a.m., the officer could be heard saying that the vehicle hit 110 miles per hour on I-75 in Florida. He informed Puig and his passengers that Puig would be arrested.  

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The speed limit on the freeway is 70 mph.

"He's probably going to jail," the officer said in the video, peering inside the car on the passenger's side. "You put all of their lives in danger for no reason whatsoever."

The rest of the conversation continued in Spanish, with the officer calling for additional officers when another male passenger popped out of the vehicle. Puig, who was wearing a white t-shirt and shorts, was handcuffed and taken to the squad car.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Puig was charged with reckless driving. Puig could be heard in Spanish begging not to be sent to jail. 

The officer seemed to become more upset when he learned Puig's mother was in the vehicle.

"This is your mother?" the officer asked Puig in Spanish.

When Puig tells the officer she is, the officer said in English, "Oh, you’re going to jail."

ESPN reported that Puig was taken to the Collier County Jail in Naples for processing. The Dodger player lives in the Miami area during the offseason.

"We have spoken to Yasiel and made it clear that we, as an organization, are very disappointed in his recent behavior," the Dodgers said Sunday in a statement. "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."

It was the second time in 2013 that Puig was arrested behind the wheel. Last April, Tennessee authorities charged Puig with reckless driving and speeding in Chattanooga, after he clocked in at 97 mph in a 50 mph zone.

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