New Details Have Emerged From Zach Smith’s 2013 Arrest
ARLINGTON, TX – JANUARY 12: Ohio State Buckeyes players hold their helmets on the sideline during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)New details have emerged from Zach Smith’s 2013 arrest, which was first reported by The Blade’s Kyle Rowland earlier this afternoon.Smith, who was fired by Ohio State earlier this summer, was reportedly arrested in 2013 on drunken driving charges. News of this arrest did not surface until today.The Blade obtained police reports that show Smith, who worked under Urban Meyer at both Florida and Ohio State, was arrested in February 2013.An officer pulled Smith over at 2:43 a.m. Feb. 23, 2013, in Dublin, Ohio, for speeding — 67 in a 50 — on State Rt. 257 at Summit View Road, about three miles south of the Columbus Zoo.According to the Dublin Police report, which The Blade obtained through a records request, Smith was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Smith refused a breathalyzer test. The arresting officer wrote in his report he “observed Smith’s eyes to be red and glassy. There was a strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle.”Brett McMurphy has since reported that the judge that reduced Smith’s charges is an Ohio State graduate.Judge that reduced Zach Smith’s 2013 drunken driving charges is a 1968 Ohio State graduate & member of The Ohio State University President’s Club https://t.co/GPYnoyicVD— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 13, 2018Eleven Warriors, though, points out the following:Not uncommon at all in these situations. And, surprisingly, Columbus has a lot of Ohio State graduates.https://t.co/K5gfzzqPlS— Eleven Warriors (@11W) August 13, 2018He was fined $375, issued a suspended three-day jail term, had his license suspended for 180 days, and had to complete a 72-hour intervention program.The undertones of McMurphy’s tweet are that the judge winked at him and told him he better not see him in court again.— Eleven Warriors (@11W) August 13, 2018This is just the latest in the ongoing Zach Smith-Urban Meyer-Ohio State saga. Stay tuned for more.