by Chris Lingebach

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Along with shoulder soreness which has forced him to miss two of the Nationals last three games, Jayson Werth will apparently have a reckless driving charge to deal with in Virginia.

As first reported by, a quick search of the Fairfax County General District Court’s online case system reveals Jayson Richard Gowan Werth was charged with reckless driving, clocked going 105 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone on Sunday, July 6, 2014, the same day the Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs.

A criminal misdemeanor offense in Virginia, Werth had a court date scheduled for last Friday, Aug. 8 (when the Nationals were in Atlanta) which was continued for Nov. 12, 2014.

Reckless driving can result in jail time in Virginia.

Nationals manager Matt Williams was asked about Werth’s reckless charge in his weekly appearance with The Sports Junkies on 106.7 The Fan Wednesday morning.

“Matt, you may want to have the trainer double-check Jayson Werth’s right foot. Apparently it’s pretty heavy, on the gas pedal, from some of the reports we’ve heard,” said John Auville.

“What’s up with that?” Jason Bishop asked.

“Yea, we’ll certainly make sure that the trainer checks that,” Williams said. “I just want him back in the lineup.”

“Well seems like he’s in a hurry to get there!” Auville zinged.


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