Los Angeles Dodgers outfield prospect Yasiel Puig faces charges of reckless driving, speeding and driving without proof of insurance in Tennessee after police say he went 97 mph in a 50-mph zone early Sunday.
The Chattanooga Police Department report says Puig indicated he was serving as a designated driver when he was arrested at about 1 a.m. The report says Puig’s car was going in and out of his lane and that ”it took blue lights and multiple siren blasts” to get him to stop his car.
Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said Sunday in a statement that the team takes Puig’s arrest seriously and will handle discipline internally.
Puig, a 22-year-old Cuban defector, is hitting .333 with three homers and nine RBIs in 13 games for the Dodgers’ Double-A farm team in Chattanooga. Puig signed a $42 million, seven-year contract last summer.