Jayson Werth to Turn Himself in Friday on Reckless Driving Sentence - NBC4 Washington

Jayson Werth to Turn Himself in Friday on Reckless Driving Sentence

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    FILE PHOTO: Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals reacts as he strikes out in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Three of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park, Oct. 6, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

    Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth pleaded guilty to reckless driving in circuit court and will turn himself in Friday to begin serving a five-day jail sentence.

    Werth was pulled over in July after driving his Porsche 105 miles per hour 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, five days.

    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.