Dodgers' Yasiel Puig arrested for speeding at 110 mph in Florida

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File: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after grounding into a double play in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Four of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Oct. 15, 2013 in Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig was arrested Saturday morning around 9:30 a.m. for reckless driving, the Naples Daily News reports, citing Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Greg Bueno.

Puig was allegedly driving 110 miles per hour down "Alligator Alley," a section of Interstate 75 in Florida, the Naples Daily News reports.

According to, Puig was previously arrested this past April for speeding, reckless driving and driving without proof of insurance, but the charges against Puig were dismissed.

Dodgers spokesman Joe Jareck declined to comment on Puig's arrest, the Associated Press reports.

Puig defected to the United States from Cuba in 2012. He signed a $42 million, seven-year contract with the Dodgers in 2012.

Puig hit .319 with 19 home runs and 42 RBIs. Puig turned 23 earlier this month.

With contributions by AP

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