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.
Eleven Warriors, though, points out the following:
This is just the latest in the ongoing Zach Smith-Urban Meyer-Ohio State saga. Stay tuned for more.