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Chattanooga Lookouts outfielder Yasiel Puig was traveling 97 miles an hour on Amnicola Highway early Sunday morning when he was pulled over by police, according to the arrest report. The arrest occurred at the 3200 block of Amnicola, which is just two blocks from the Chattanooga Police Department.
The arresting officer wrote “it took blue lights and multiple siren blasts to get the driver to stop.”
Puig is a 22-year-old Cuban defector who signed a $42 million, seven-year contract last June with the Los Angeles Dodgers, which included $12 million up front.
He was speeding in a 50 mph zone. The speed limit on an interstate in Cuba is 100 kilometers, or 62 miles, per hour.
David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...