having a ferocious beard weren’t enough to keep Jayson Werth out of jail.Playing outfield for the Washington Nationals and
Werth, 35, was sentenced to 10 days in jail Friday by a judge in Fairfax County, Va., as penalty for a July 6 incident in which a state trooper clocked Werth driving 105 mph in his Porsche on Interstate 495. That’s 50 mph over the speed limit.
From the Washington Post:
Werth testified during the trial that he didn’t know how fast he was going, but believed it was less than 100 mph. He was driving a two-door Porsche at the time of the offense, which occurred around 9:40 a.m. on a Sunday.
“It’s possible I exceeded 90 miles per hour,” Werth said in court.
Fairfax County General District Court Judge Penney Azcarate told Werth that “speed kills.”
“495 is not a racetrack,” Azcarate said, before sentencing Werth.
Werth’s attorney says he plans to appeal the judge’s decision. Meanwhile, reporter Julie Carey of NBC Washington says Werth should serve five days of his sentence.
They won’t make him shave, right? That would be punishment for all of us.
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