Jayson Werth charged with reckless driving, could face jail time

Wednesday August 13th, 2014

According to a court records search by Nationals blog The Nats Enquirer, Washington's Jason Werth was in court last week on a reckless driving charge.

Werth was pulled over in Fairfax County, Virginia, across the Potomac River from D.C., for going 105 mph in a 55-mph zone on the morning of July 6. Werth went 0-3 in that afternoon's game against the Cubs.

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Under Virginia state law, a conviction for speeding more than than 20 mph over the posted limit carries a maximum jail sentence of up to 12 months and up to a $2,500 fine.

Werth will be back in court on Nov. 12.

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Werth is batting .279 this season, with 12 home runs and 63 RBIs.

- Dan Gartland


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