Jayson Werth Reports to Jail to Serve Part of His 5-Day Sentence for Reckless Driving - NBC4 Washington

Jayson Werth Reports to Jail to Serve Part of His 5-Day Sentence for Reckless Driving

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    Jayson Werth Reports to Jail

    RAW VIDEO: Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth reports to jail to serve part of his five-day sentence for reckless driving. (Published Friday, Jan. 30, 2015)

    Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth turned himself in Friday evening to begin serving a five-day jail sentence.

    Werth pleaded guilty to reckless driving in circuit court.

    He was pulled over in July after driving his Porsche 105 mph in a 55-mph zone in Fairfax County. He was convicted in December and immediately appealed but dropped the appeal and pleaded guilty Thursday.

    Werth was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 170 suspended, and a $1,000 dollar fine with $800 suspended. He will serve half of the jail time.

    His driver's license will be suspended for six months, with restricted privileges after 30 days. The restricted license will allow him to drive to work and to physical therapy following shoulder surgery.

    The judge granted Werth's request to serve his time on weekends so the sentence won't interfere with his physical therapy.