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.
Becerra 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 Had their licenses been from Tennessee, those would have been revoked.
The Mets prospects owned the cars in which they were driving. Alcohol was not involved.
The incident allegedly occurred in an area with a speed limit of 45 mph.