Dodger Yasiel Puig Arrested For Reckless Driving
Dodgers star outfielder Yasiel Puig was arrested last Saturday after the Florida Highway Patrol clocked him driving 110 mph in a 70 mph zone. Puig was arrested, taken to the local county jail for processing and likely given a citation to appear.
California Vehicle Code section 23103 (reckless driving) states that any person convicted of this section shall receive county jail for no less than 5 days and no more than 90 and a fine of somewhere between $145 – $1,000, or both.
Reckless driving is a misdemeanor in California and is something that should be treated very seriously. Not only is there the possibility of jail time for a conviction, but also potential impact on your driver’s license or even your employment. There are many factors that are considered by the prosecutor in a reckless driving case. Your rate of speed, whether or not you were swerving, any good cause explanation for the rate of speed, and other factors are highly relevant in getting this charged reduced and avoiding jail.
If you were arrested in Los Angeles for reckless driving, a DUI, hit and run or any other traffic violation in Los Angeles, contact attorney Ross Erlich as soon as possible to prevent your license from being suspended. Remember, taking care of something like this the right way the first time will likely save you headache in the months or years to follow.