( Grove City ) ** Update 7-18-12, 3:00pm ** Aroldis Chapman must pay a $150 fine and court costs, after pleading guilty to an amended charge of going 83 mph in a 65 mph zone. The charge of driving while on a suspended license was dropped.
** Update 7-18-12, 10:00am **
Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday at 1:00pm before Magistrate Donald Breckenridge in Grove City Mayour's court. Chapman was charged with speeding after police pulled him over on I-71 on May 21. Chapman was arrested when officers discovered he had a suspended license.
Chapman has received several speeding tickets, four in the last two years. Chapman recorded his 14th save on Tuesday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
He was clocked at 93 miles an hour on I-71 near Columbus. Reds Reliever Aroldis Chapman is in trouble for driving too fast and driving on a suspended license. Police in Grove City pulled him over early Monday morning on the day after he was named as the new Reds closer.
View Document for the arrest report.
Chapman was taken into custody for driving on the suspended license and his Mercedes was impounded. He was able to post bond and get someone to come and pick him up. He must return to court on June 6.
Reds manager Dusty Baker did not sound too worried about the arrest after Monday's game. Baker said, "he got a speeding ticket, his people are taking care of it and we are helping them."
The citation shows Chapman was driving a black 2010 Mercedes-Benz S63:
See the video here: