Aug 6, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth (28) hits an RBI single in the first inning against the New York Mets at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Nationals' Jayson Werth could face jail time for reckless driving

Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth is in some serious trouble and could face jail time after a reckless driving charge in July.

The Nats Enquirer has details of the troubling ordeal:

According to a search of Fairfax County General District Court in the Virginia General District Court Online Case Information System, Werth was pulled over in Fairfax County, VA on July 6 and charged with reckless driving for doing 105 in a 55, and had a court date this past Friday (August 8) that has been continued until November 12.

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

Regardless of whether this ends in jail time or not, it doesn’t sound like this is going to end well for Werth and it appears he only has himself to blame.

The Nationals released a statement about Werth:

“The Washington Nationals have been in communication with right fielder Jayson Werth regarding this situation for multiple weeks,” a team spokesperson said in a statement. “Jayson is cooperating with the authorities. As it is an ongoing legal matter, the team has no further comment.”

Werth has been missing from action in the Nationals’ past few games, but it is due to a shoulder injury and not his legal troubles.

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


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