OF Jayson Werth gets 10 days for reckless driving

Dec 5, 2014 3:00 PM

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth has been convicted of reckless driving and sentenced to 10 days in jail for driving over 100 miles an hour on the Capital Beltway.

A Fairfax County judge sentenced Werth Friday following a short trial.

It is not unusual in Virginia for defendants to receive short jail sentences on reckless driving convictions where the speeds exceed 100 miles an hour.

The 35-year-old Werth will have the option of appealing his conviction to Fairfax County Circuit Court.

A state trooper testified that on July 6, he followed Werth for about half a mile at 105 miles an hour before pulling him over. The speed limit was 55 mph.

Werth batted .292 last season with 16 home runs and 82 RBIs in 147 games.

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