According to the official report filed by the Chattanooga Police Department, Puig was driving his BMW x35i sports utility vehicle 97 mph in a 50-mph zone when he was arrested early Sunday morning. He told the arresting officer that he was the designated driver for an unnamed passenger, who translated Puig’s statement from Spanish.
As some have pointed out, Puig’s speed wasn’t even the fastest driven by a baseball player this season:
big dodgers prospect yasiel puig cited for going 97 in a 50-mph zone. drake britton (redsox 111 mph man) shrugs at that.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) April 29, 2013
The report states that Puig’s car moved “from the left lane over the center white dash lines and then back into the left lane. The BMW came close to a vehicle that was occupying the right lane and obeying the traffic laws. It took blue lights and multiple siren blasts to get the driver to stop. … The driver was clearly driving with wanton disregard for the safety of other citizen drivers as well as himself and his passenger.”