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April 28, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Dodgers prospect Yasiel Puig was arrested by police in Chattanooga, Tenn., early Sunday and charged with speeding, reckless driving and driving without proof of insurance. A spokesman for the Hamilton County jail confirmed that Puig was booked Sunday morning and released a short time later. He has a hearing scheduled for the afternoon of May 14 in Hamilton County court. Puig, a 22-year-old Cuban defector, signed a seven-year, $42-million contract with the Dodgers last June. An impressive spring -- during which he hit .517, homered three times and drove in 11 runs in 27 games -- had him in the running for a spot on the opening day roster.
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February 24, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Actress Amanda Bynes was convicted Monday of reckless driving in April 2012 when she crashed into an L.A. County sheriff's deputy's cruiser. Her no-contest plea was entered by her attorney, Richard Hutton, a renowned expert on driving-under-the-influence cases. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Edward Moreton sentenced the "She's the Man" star to three years of probation and three months of alcohol education classes, said Jane Robison, an L.A. County district attorney's spokeswoman.
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January 28, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Florida authorities have dropped a reckless-driving charge against Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, the state attorney's office announced Tuesday. Puig was arrested last month after his Mercedes-Benz was clocked traveling 110 mph in a 70-mph zone, officials said. A video of the arrest, which became public, showed the Florida Highway Patrol officer on the scene becoming incensed when discovering Puig's mother was in the vehicle. However, in speaking with the officer, the state attorney's office said it determined that on the morning of the incident, traffic was “moderate to light,” the weather was clear and the roads were dry. Also, the office said, Puig wasn't observed weaving in and out of traffic or losing control of his vehicle, was sober and had a valid Florida driver's license.
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January 28, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Florida authorities have dropped a reckless-driving charge against Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, the state attorney's office announced Tuesday. Puig was arrested last month after his Mercedes-Benz was clocked traveling 110 mph in a 70-mph zone, officials said. A video of the arrest, which became public, showed the Florida Highway Patrol officer on the scene becoming incensed when discovering Puig's mother was in the vehicle. However, in speaking with the officer, the state attorney's office said it determined that on the morning of the incident, traffic was “moderate to light,” the weather was clear and the roads were dry. Also, the office said, Puig wasn't observed weaving in and out of traffic or losing control of his vehicle, was sober and had a valid Florida driver's license.
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February 24, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Actress Amanda Bynes was convicted Monday of reckless driving in April 2012 when she crashed into an L.A. County sheriff's deputy's cruiser. Her no-contest plea was entered by her attorney, Richard Hutton, a renowned expert on driving-under-the-influence cases. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Edward Moreton sentenced the "She's the Man" star to three years of probation and three months of alcohol education classes, said Jane Robison, an L.A. County district attorney's spokeswoman.
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April 25, 2013 | By Martha Groves
Malibu City Councilman Skylar Peak has been sentenced to two years of probation and 30 days of community service after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor count of reckless driving related to a Christmas Day accident. Judge Lawrence Mira on Wednesday agreed to drop two other misdemeanor charges, of vandalism and hit and run, after conferring in closed session with Michael Shultz, Peak's attorney. Peak was not present at the subsequent public hearing at Los Angeles County Superior Court in Malibu, where Shultz, on Peak's behalf, entered a plea of no contest to reckless driving.
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November 6, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Good thing Yasiel Puig made all those trips to help that orphanage in Zambia. Wait, that was Clayton Kershaw? Well, Puig obviously had some involvement, because a judge in Tennessee was impressed enough that he read a letter aloud in court Wednesday detailing his community efforts before dismissing a reckless driving and speeding charge. While still with the double-A Chattanooga Outlooks back in April, Puig had been arrested for driving 97 mph in a 50-mph zone shortly after 1 a.m. His hearing on the charges had been postponed several times because Puig had moved on to the Dodgers and was out of town.
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March 10, 1989 | From Reuters
Pope John Paul II says that reckless driving and speeding are sinful. Drivers have a "moral and religious duty" to protect the lives of others, he told Italian automobile club members who attended his weekly audience Wednesday. The pontiff said every man will have to answer before God "not only for hazardous actions that endanger one's own and other people's lives but also for ignoring road security regulations."
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August 20, 2000 | Associated Press
Vice President Al Gore's son has a court date in North Carolina to face charges of speeding and reckless driving. Albert Gore III, 17, was arrested and charged Aug. 12 with driving 97 mph in a 55 mph zone and reckless driving, said 1st Sgt. A.C. Joyner of the North Carolina Highway Patrol. He was driving on a state highway in a sparsely populated area along the Outer Banks just south of Norfolk, Va., authorities said.
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June 20, 2003
Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by police led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots, pleaded not guilty Thursday to misdemeanor charges of reckless driving and driving under the influence of drugs. King, who lives in Rialto, appeared in a Fontana courtroom and occasionally leaned on a walker because of injuries he sustained when he smashed his SUV into a San Bernardino home in April. Rialto police allege that King was driving a 2003 Ford Expedition about 100 mph before he crashed into the house.
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January 10, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Baby, you can drive my car … Ah, Yasiel Puig. A humongous bundle of energy and unpredictability. Talent almost shoots out of his pores. He can do almost anything, which is both good and bad. He can unleash a laser throw to the plate or to places unknown, allowing the runner to take an extra base. He can help out a neighborhood Little League team or drive 110 mph with his mother in the car. But for all those hoping the 23-year-old outfielder will finally learn from his mistakes, comes this: He's hired a driver.
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January 8, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
In a recently released police video, Yasiel Puig is shown desperately pleading for his freedom during his arrest last month on a charge of reckless driving. “Please, sir,” Puig can be heard saying in Spanish multiple times to the Florida Highway Patrol officer who arrested him. In case you missed it: Puig was arrested on Dec. 28, accused of driving 110 mph on a road with a 70 mph speed limit. He was charged with reckless driving, and the arrest was his second of the year.
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December 29, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
A day after Yasiel Puig was arrested in Florida for allegedly driving 110 mph in a 70-mph zone, the Dodgers issued a statement in which they said they were “disappointed” in the 23-year-old right fielder. “We have spoken to Yasiel and made it clear that we, as an organization, are very disappointed in his recent behavior,” the statement reads. “This is a very serious issue to us and we will continue to educate him and strive to further develop his growth off the field and as a member of this community.” The arrest came less than two months after Puig had speeding-related charges dropped in Tennessee.
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December 29, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
A white Mercedes allegedly traveling 110 mph has flattened the Dodgers with the organization's most frightening, frustrating truth. The richest team in baseball cannot buy the safety, security or even the simple undivided attention of its most popular player. Yasiel Puig continues to careen toward calamity and there doesn't seem to be anything anybody can, or will, do about it. For the second time this year, Puig has been charged with reckless driving, after his arrest Saturday on an Everglades-choked stretch of South Florida highway known as Alligator Alley.
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December 28, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving Saturday morning in Florida after his Mercedes-Benz was clocked traveling 110 mph in a 70-mph zone, police said. The arrest came less than two months after Puig had speeding-related charges dropped in Tennessee. Puig, who makes his off-season home in Miami, was driving westbound on Interstate 75 between Naples and Fort Lauderdale when he was pulled over, said Lt. Greg Bueno of the Florida Highway Patrol.
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November 13, 2013 | By Richard Winton
At least three photographers pursued Kim Kardashian at 80 to 85 mph on the 101 Freeway on Tuesday, the California Highway Patrol said Wednesday, but their behavior “did not rise to the level of reckless driving needed for charges under the state's paparazzi law.” Authorities cited Kardashian for speeding. Photographer Juliano A. Goncalves was also cited for speeding and making a non-emergency stop on the freeway. After a CHP officer pulled the reality star over Tuesday in her black Rolls-Royce, the photographer pulled in front of her car and got out of his vehicle to snap photos, said CHP Officer Leland Tang.
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February 20, 2002
Actress Kim Delaney pleaded no contest Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving stemming from her arrest last month at her Malibu home. Malibu Superior Court Judge Lawrence Mira sentenced Delaney, 40, to two years' summary probation and a $300 fine, plus other fines. He also ordered her to undergo safe driving counseling, said Jane Robison of the district attorney's office. Delaney's attorney, Steve Sitkoff, entered the plea; she was not in the courtroom.
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November 6, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Good thing Yasiel Puig made all those trips to help that orphanage in Zambia. Wait, that was Clayton Kershaw? Well, Puig obviously had some involvement, because a judge in Tennessee was impressed enough that he read a letter aloud in court Wednesday detailing his community efforts before dismissing a reckless driving and speeding charge. While still with the double-A Chattanooga Outlooks back in April, Puig had been arrested for driving 97 mph in a 50-mph zone shortly after 1 a.m. His hearing on the charges had been postponed several times because Puig had moved on to the Dodgers and was out of town.
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