Looks like no one can escape Virginia's justice when it comes to speeders, not even loaded dudes like Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth. Following his December conviction for reckless driving there, Werth today was sentenced to five days in jail. He'll turn himself in on Friday.
Werth got busted going 105 in a 55 mph zone in Fairfax County in his Porsche 911 GT3 RS back in August. Charged with reckless driving, a notoriously high misdemeanor charge in the state, he was convicted in December and initially given a 10 day sentence.
The Washington Post reports Werth appealed that conviction to the circuit court and his case was supposed to start Monday, but then he reached a new plea deal for five days instead. It's a sweeter deal than most get, however: Werth will only serve on weekends so he can continue rehabilitation following shoulder surgery.
From the story:
Circuit Court Judge Randy L. Bellows said such latitude was unusual for someone caught driving more than 100 mph on the Beltway, but ultimately agreed to it.
"He is very involved in community," Werth's attorney, Michael Pritchard, told the judge. "This was an aberration."
Tell all the guys on the inside I said hello, Jayson.
As for everyone else, remember to never speed in Virginia. If a rich, white pro athlete can't get out of a reckless driving charge, nobody can.