NEW YORK — Two Mets minor leaguers who were arrested and charged with drag racing were arraigned Monday morning in Kingsport, Tenn., according to Kingsport Police Department public information officer Tom Patton.
Wuilmer Becerra, 19, and Vicente Lupo, 20, are accused of driving at speeds in excess of 100 mph.
Patton indicated that Becerra and Lupo, who play for the Kingsport Mets, each posted $500 bond and were released within a couple of hours of their Friday arrest, which occurred shortly after midnight without incident.
They were charged with Class B misdemeanors, so they likely will only face a fine, although the judge will make that final determination, according to Patton. The judge could order the seizures of the 2013 Dodge Challenger and 2012 Ford Mustang, although that is not likely. Neither Becerra nor Lupo had a U.S. driver’s license. Both are from Venezuela. Had their licenses been from Tennessee, those would have been revoked.
Is this the plot line for Fast and Furious 17? Call Vin Diesel and The Rock. Raise Paul Walker from the grave, because we’re getting the band back together, plus Wuilmer Becerra and Vicente Lopez. These two just putting the pedal to the medal huh. I guess that’s what happens when you hand a 19 year-old and a 20 year-old the proverbial and literal keys to the car. They do 100 in the 45. It happens, we’ve all been there.
How bout the kinda cars these guys are driving at 20? A Ford Mustang and a Dodge Challenger? I’m 19 and I drive a 1997 bright red 2-door Saturn. Perspective.
P.S. – That was easily the best title this blog has ever seen.