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Jayson Werth clocked at 105 m.p.h. in a 55 zone, is charged with reckless driving

Aug 13, 2014, 8:18 AM EDT

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When I lived in Northern Virginia it was a miracle if you could get your car up to 55 m.p.h. anywhere in Fairfax County thanks to all the dumb traffic. Jayson Werth must know routes I didn’t know. Because according to Nats Enquirer, Werth was pulled over in early July and charged with reckless driving for going 105 mph in a 55-mph zone. He has a court date in November.

We never heard anything about it at the time, but Nats Enquirer found it by searching Fairfax County records. Putting lie to two cliches: (a) that bloggers don’t do journalism; and (b) only hot-headed, untamed horses who need to grow up and respect the game drive recklessly. Maybe those guys were just doing it wrong by driving 100 m.p.h. on straight roads with 65-70 m.p.h. speed limits in sparsely-populated rural areas. Maybe it’s better to do it in one of the most congested areas in the country.

In any event, anyone who got on Aroldis Chapman and Yasiel Puig‘s case for their high-speed driving, wringing their hands about their lack of maturity, please call your editor. You have a column to write.

In other news, we should have seen this coming. Werth has always had trouble with stuff around 55:

(HUGE hat tip to Ulreh Vogt for that video. I almost spit out my coffee when he tweeted that)

  1. mybrunoblog - Aug 13, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Things happen very quickly at 105 mph. It’s not worth the risk folks. Go and google high speed car accidents.

    • lenbias34pt - Aug 13, 2014 at 2:46 PM

      It’s not that i disagree so much, but i do believe people going 55 or 60 in the fast lane are just as much a danger by causing traffic congestion.

      Thou 105 is a touch hi for any lane.

  2. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Aug 13, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    If I learned anything from the ARod and Braun drama, it is that we can’t rush to judgement on these things. Perhaps Dino Laurenzi Jr. was operating the radar gun, and new county judge Shayam Das will throw the whole thing out.

  3. bolweevils2 - Aug 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    I just read an article recently saying in Virginia they can, and do, give you time in jail for speeding. (Though I guess this is reckless driving, which I assume also could entail jail time)

    • mybrunoblog - Aug 13, 2014 at 11:19 AM

      Reckless driving in many states involves “wanton and willful” disregard of the law. That is to say an individual is purposely putting himself and others in danger. Therefore the penalty of jail time is possible. I should say however it rarely results in jail time. Usually a temporary loss of driving privelages and a large fine.

  4. jets82jets - Aug 13, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    It’s probably because he was late for his Viking raid of the local countryside.

  5. Kevin S. - Aug 13, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    57 comments in, and nobody has embedded a Sammy Hagar YouTube video. You’ve let me down, HBT commentariat.

    • cassi1125 - Aug 13, 2014 at 2:06 PM

      I did post a link (on the first page) – just don’t know how to embed the video. 😦

  6. stupidusername - Aug 13, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    So you’re interjecting Puig into stories to show the hypocrisy in the outrage-level difference in two similar incidents. Perhaps this thing about Werth will be forgotten shortly, while lots of people will remember what Puig did for a lot longer. Werth doesn’t have a “history” of poor behavior, while Puig is perceived to be, well, something. And any misstep by Puig and it will be brought up over and over. And years from now he’ll still be judged by some incidents that happened in his past, which in reality pale in comparison to what others have done…

    • belichickee - Aug 13, 2014 at 12:20 PM

      I really have no idea what you’re trying to say here 😦

      • stupidusername - Aug 13, 2014 at 4:19 PM

        Doesn’t matter. Just a thought while bored at work. There was some similar debate on here and the people interjecting a similar but different situation were in the wrong because ‘why do you have to bring that up every time.’

  7. apkyletexas - Aug 13, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    They drive the same, but there’s a big difference between Yasiel and Werth. Werth knows how to show up for a game 6. Yasiel – not so much.

    • jaye411 - Aug 13, 2014 at 3:04 PM

      Let us know when Werth finally plays up to his contract.
      Oh, I forgot, we can see the stats for ourselves.
      Still waiting.

  8. chucknorrissinspiration - Aug 13, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    I got popped doing 108 in the 55 on 29. So I’ve got him beat.

  9. sknzroll - Aug 13, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    Good for him. I would have been more pissed driving 105 an not being stopped. 1 for the popo

  10. devilsmetsgiants - Aug 13, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    Driving 100 with the windows open is how he dries his hair.

  11. disgracedfury - Aug 13, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Well h’s white so maybe hwaslate the par.

  12. strictlythedanks - Aug 13, 2014 at 7:40 PM

    Was it Werth it, Jayson?

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