Matt Maiocco provides details on Aldon Smith's arrest
Aldon Smith was determined to be the driver in a single-vehicle accident off Bentley Drive in San Jose at approximately 7 a.m. (AP)
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Aldon Smith was booked on charges of DUI and possession of marijuana. (SAN JOSE POLICE DEPARTMENT)
San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence, San Jose Police told CSNBayArea.com.
Smith was determined to be the driver in a single-vehicle accident off Bentley Drive at approximately 7 a.m., San Jose Police Sgt. Heather Randol said.
“At some point, they did a breath sample and it was over the limit,” Randol said.
“He was not injured, and it does not appear as if anybody else was in the vehicle with him. And there were no other involved vehicles or reported injuries.”
Smith was booked into Santa Clara County jail on charges of DUI and possession of marijuana, according to the Santa Clara Sheriff Dept. He was held on $5,250 bail, according to jail records.
The 49ers issued a statement:
"The 49ers organization is aware of the matter involving Aldon Smith. As we continue to gather information regarding this situation, we will have no further comment."
Smith has experienced several off-the-field issues since the 49ers made him in the No. 7 overall pick in the 2011 draft. He was arrested in Miami in January 2012 on suspicion of DUI, a charge that was later reduced to reckless driving under a first-time offender program.
He was recently was named in two lawsuits stemming from a house party he hosted in June 2012, during which he sustained minor stab wounds.
Smith's attorney, Matthew Conant, on Tuesday filed an answer to a lawsuit accusing Smith and former 49ers teammate Delanie Walker of firing illegal weapons and hosting a party in which two individuals were shot.
Smith's defense claims in the legal filing, plaintiff Ronndale Esporlas, who was a victim of a shooting, knew the dangers and risks he was taking when he attended the party. Conant also wrote injuries and damages were caused by persons other than Smith.