Yasiel Puig hires driver in wake of speeding arrests
Yasiel Puig has hired his cousin to drive him around for the time being in the wake of his second arrest for reckless driving, Los Angeles Dodgers president Stan Kasten said on Thursday.
Kasten said during an interview with 710 KSPN Los Angeles that he spoke with Puig on Thursday, and the outfielder told him he has a driver for now.
“He has stopped driving, by the way. His cousin, who has been kind of helping him along, is now his full-time driver,” Kasten told host Mark Willard.
Puig was arrested on Dec. 28 on reckless driving charges for allegedly doing 110 mph in a 70-mph zone in Florida. He was arrested and charged with doing 97 in a 50-mph zone in Tennessee in April, though he had those charges dismissed.
On Wednesday, dash cam footage of Puig’s December arrest in Florida was released. It showed Puig was wearing pink shorts at the time of his arrest and that he pleaded with the officer to let him go. His mother and two others were supposedly in the car with him at the time. This move by Puig is probably well overdue.