A Fairfax County judge has ordered Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth to spend ten days in jail after finding him guilty of reckless driving for going well above a posted speed limit.
Werth was pulled over the morning of July 6 on Route 193 in Fairfax County for going 105 miles per hour in a 55-mile-per-hour zone, according to court records. He was in the Nationals’ lineup later that day, going 0-for-3 with a walk in Washington’s 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs.
The 35-year-old ballplayer was charged in August with reckless driving, a misdemeanor that in Virginia can carry a sentence of up to 180 days behind bars when a motorist is going more than 20 miles per hour over the limit. (For a similar case, read Jalopnik writer Patrick George‘s account of spending a weekend in jail after being pulled over during a test drive in Rappahannock County.)
Werth plans to appeal the sentence.
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