Fired Buckeyes coach had DUI arrest in ’13
Former Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith, who was fired last month after a history of domestic violence allegations became public, was arrested on a drunken-driving charge in 2013 but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
Documents obtained by the Blade in Toledo showed that Smith was stopped for speeding in Dublin, north of Columbus, in the early hours of Feb. 23, 2013.
He was arrested after failing a field sobriety test and declining to take a blood-alcohol test.
In April 2013, Smith pleaded guilty to an amended charge of failure to control and paid a $375 fine.
It’s not clear whether the misdemeanor was reported to the university. Smith’s attorney declined to comment, and Ohio State didn’t immediately respond to messages seeking comment.
Smith was fired July 23. The university is investigating coach Urban Meyer’s handling of the domestic abuse allegations against Smith. Smith has never been criminally charged.
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