The Florida Highway Patrol released dashboard camera video of Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig being arrested after he was pulled over for speeding on Dec. 28, 2013. The trooper said he clocked Puig driving a Mercedes-Benz at 110 mph with several passengers in the car, including his mother.
Authorities have released dashboard camera video of Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig's arrest in Florida after he allegedly sped by a trooper at 110 mph with his mother in the car.
Video of the arrest became available Tuesday, in which the young slugger dressed in pink shorts and flip-flops pleads to be released from custody on Dec. 28. He was charged with reckless driving.
Puig was behind the wheel of a 2013 Mercedes going westbound on Alligator Alley when a Florida Highway Patrol trooper traveling in the opposite direction said he clocked Puig going 110 mph in a 70 mph zone.
Footage shows the trooper pull Puig over and scold him for putting the lives of his passengers and other drivers at risk.
"(Puig) is probably going to jail, I'm going to tell you that right now," the trooper tells the occupants of the car.
When asked why, the trooper says, "Why? For reckless (driving) — 110 miles an hour? One, two, three lives at risk? ... You tell me."
A short moment later, the trooper asks the Cuban native in Spanish, "Is this your mother?"
When Puig responds that she is, the trooper — apparently surprised by the answer — says in English, "Oh, you're going to jail."
The trooper orders Puig to step out of the car. Puig reluctantly emerges from the car and is handcuffed.
"Sir, please don't do this to me," Puig tells the trooper in Spanish after being taken into custody. He is later heard cursing while sitting in the back of the patrol car.
Along with Puig and his mother, the baseball player had two other passengers in the car.
Puig lives in Miami during the off-season.
Earlier in 2013, Puig was also arrested in Chattanooga, Tenn. and charged with speeding, reckless driving and driving without proof of insurance, according to the Los Angeles Times.