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08:11 AM ET 05.25 | Walt Jocketty offered heavy-footed Aroldis Chapman the advice to slow down earlier this week, and for good reason. The 24-year-old Cuban native -- with the fastest recorded pitch in Major League history at 105 mph -- was arrested early Monday morning outside of Columbus for driving 93 mph on Interstate 71. It's at least the fourth time he's been caught speeding since he was issued a Kentucky driver's license two years ago. His first ticket was issued in August 2010 in Spencer County, Ky. Then he got another in May 2011 in Gallatin County, Ky., according to his record. ... A court employee in Goodyear, Ariz., confirmed Chapman also pleaded guilty to driving 30 mph over the speed limit there on Feb. 15.

Cincinnati Enquirer

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May 25, 2012  08:22 AM ET

A Kentucky driver's license is handed out with every ticket sold for any NASCAR event and if you order the family size bucket of chicken at any KFC. I thought they were just for show, didn't know you could use it.

May 25, 2012  09:23 AM ET

Obviously - KY doesn't accept DL points from other states..... So - have at it.... Until he does it one too many times in a state that carries jail time for reckless operation multiple times.

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May 25, 2012  10:59 AM ET

These highway patrol officers must not be baseball fans to stop one of the Reds star players.The only reason I can think of he probably thought he was drinking and the officer thought he had another DUI suspect. It is probably coming to come down for him to hire a driver or walk.

May 25, 2012  11:25 AM ET
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What?????? No speed limit in Cuba?????

There's no need for speed.

May 25, 2012  12:03 PM ET

I wonder what it's like to even catch a 105 mph fastball, or to hit one.

May 25, 2012  12:25 PM ET

Speed does not kill just the sudden stop.

May 25, 2012  12:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

What?????? No speed limit in Cuba?????

Small island, where are you going run too?

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May 25, 2012  01:27 PM ET

I think a urine sample is in order. He might just break the 20/1 testosterone level record set by Braun.

May 25, 2012  01:39 PM ET

He still throws faster than he drives.

May 25, 2012  01:44 PM ET
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He still throws faster than he drives.

So far...

May 25, 2012  02:10 PM ET
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What?????? No speed limit in Cuba?????

Well, cars in Cuba are mostly pre-1959, and the roads are a joke. Going 60mph there is almost suicidal. Other than that, I`ll bet you anything this is Chapman's first car. If I were a poor kid from a poor country and suddenly found myself at the wheel of a Mercedes...you bet your a... I would be taking it for a ride!

May 25, 2012  02:54 PM ET

He must think Castro is still chasing him.

May 25, 2012  06:36 PM ET
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Well, cars in Cuba are mostly pre-1959, and the roads are a joke. Going 60mph there is almost suicidal. Other than that, I`ll bet you anything this is Chapman's first car. If I were a poor kid from a poor country and suddenly found myself at the wheel of a Mercedes...you bet your a... I would be taking it for a ride!

You mean like my car?

May 25, 2012  06:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

What?????? No speed limit in Cuba?????

guess he would like to match his arm speed!!!

May 26, 2012  07:34 AM ET

I'll bite: so why is a Cuban guy in Cincinnati, Ohio driving with a Kentucky license?

 
May 26, 2012  11:29 AM ET

93mph hes losing velocity

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