Monday, May 21, 2012

Chapman arrested for speeding, suspended license


One day removed from picking up his first save of the season, Reds southpaw Aroldis Chapman was arrested early Monday after being caught driving 93 MPH in Grove City (Ohio), reports WLWT.com.

According to police, the 24-year old reliever was pulled over in his black 2010 Mercedes S63 on I-71 North near Interstate 270 around 1:00 AM Monday. He was subsequently arrested after the acting officer discovered that he was driving with a suspended Kentucky driver's license. The Cuban native received a citation for that, as well as speeding. He was released after posting an undisclosed bond.

His court date is slated for June 6th.

When he's not burning rubber on the highway, The Cuban Missile has been busy stifling major league hitters this season. Entering Monday, he boasted a 3-0 record and 39 strikeouts in 22.1 innings pitched. He's yet to allow an earned run in any of his 18 outings and has permitted just seven hits. He's emerged as one of the top relievers in the game thanks in large part to a fastball that's been clocked as high as 105 MPH.

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