Former Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth got himself into some hot water after allegedly having a drunken run-in with a cop.
Werth was reportedly pulled over in Scottsdale, Arizona, on April 17 when a police officer realized that his registration was expired. The cop then suspected he was under the influence and ordered him to take a sobriety test. (RELATED: Bride Arrested For DUI While Driving To Her Wedding)
“Werth tried to celebrity his way out of the arrest — handing the cop an MLB ‘courtesy card’ which shows he’s a pro baseball player — and told the cop, ‘We do a lot of work with you guys,'” TMZ reports, adding, “When the cops tried to conduct a field sobriety test, Werth objected — refusing to comply and telling the cop, ‘I’m just not sure I trust you.'”
When the police officer insisted that his request was reasonable and he only had Werth’s best interest in mind, Werth allegedly responded, “A lot of people have gotten into a lot of trouble assuming that police officers have their best interests [at heart].”
And that’s about the time the cop slapped the handcuffs on him.
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Werth ended up blowing a .12 BAC and pled guilty to a single DUI count, and agreed to complete a alcohol diversion program.
I can’t imagine police take too kindly to this kind of accusation. First you have this guy basically handing out his baseball card and pulling the whole ‘do you know who I am?’ maneuver. And when that doesn’t work, he gets all woke on police brutality and accuses this poor random cop of being a bad dude.
And that, my friends, is how you wind up with a record.