October 16, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) at bat during game five of the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Yasiel Puig arrested for reckless driving after being clocked at 110 mph in 70 mph zone

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was arrested early Saturday morning for reckless driving after he was clocked going 110 miles per hour in a 70 mph zone in Florida in his 2013 Mercedes, according to ABC.

This is the second reckless driving charge for Puig in the past eight months. Puig was charged with speeding, reckless driving and driving without proof of insurance in April before he made his MLB debut with the Dodgers, per the Los Angeles Times‘ Kevin Baxter.

Puig was instrumental in the Dodgers playoff run last season when his energy, offensive prowess and rocket for a right arm lifted them to the National League West title.

Puig hit .319 with 19 home runs, 42 runs batted in and stole 11 bases in his rookie year.

The former Cuban defector has been chastised by the opposition and his own teammates last year for bouts of immaturity and selifshness, and today’s arrest won’t do anything to quiet those assertions as Puig heads into the offseason.

Puig finished as the runner-up to the Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez for NL Rookie of the Year.

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