Jayson Werth charged for doing 105 mph in a 55-mph zone

Jayson Werth charged for doing 105 mph in a 55-mph zone
August 13, 2014, 3:45 pm
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We're going to direct you to NESN writer Mike Cole's lede on this story, which we simply couldn't top:

Making a radar gun pop usually is a good thing if you’re a baseball player — unless you’re doing so in the driver’s seat, as Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth recently was reminded.

Werth was reportedly clocked doing a staggering 105 mph in a 55 mph zone in Virginia back in July and was released with at the time with a summons. He was driving a Porsche 911.

After a court date was scheduled for last week, Werth is now facing a reckless driving charge. With Virginia having some of the strictest laws in the country, such a charge could see Werth serve time in jail if found guilty. I'm sure he can afford a very good lawyer though.

Driving over 100 mph is never a safe or smart idea. Ever. But if anyone can afford the ticket it's Werth, who signed a $126 million contract with the Nationals.