Nationals' Jayson Werth found guilty for reckless driving

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Jayson Werth found guilty of reckless driving, sentenced to jail time
Friday December 5th, 2014

Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth has been found guilty by a judge for reckless driving and has been sentenced to 10 days in jail with 170 days suspended, according to Julie Carey of NBC Washington

Werth was pulled over in Fairfax County in Virginia in July for going 105 mph in a 55-mph zone and faced a misdemeanor reckless driving charge. The incident occurred around 9:40 a.m. on a Sunday morning. 

Carey reports that Werth will likely serve five of the 10 days of his jail sentence. His sentence also includes a six-month suspension of his driver's license. 

According to The Washington Post, Werth's attorney said he plans to appeal the conviction. 

In August, the Nationals released a statement that said they were in communication with Werth regarding the situation and that Werth was cooperating with authorities. 

- Molly Geary

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