FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth has been convicted of reckless driving and sentenced to 10 days in jail for driving over 100 miles an hour on the Capital Beltway.

A Fairfax County judge handed down the sentence Friday following a short trial.

It is not unusual in Virginia for defendants to receive short jail sentences on reckless driving convictions where the speeds exceed 100 miles an hour.

Werth, 35, will have the option of appealing his conviction to Fairfax County Circuit Court.

A state trooper testified that on July 6, he followed Werth for about half a mile on the beltway at 105 miles an hour before pulling him over on the exit to the George Washington Parkway. The speed limit on that part of the beltway is 55 mph.

 

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