Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback Geno Smith made national headlines after being arrested on suspicion of DUI and driving at excessive speeds over the weekend.
Trib Live reported on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, that Smith’s arrest came almost immediately after their last game of the season in Arizona.
The Washington State Patrol pulled Smith over after he was clocked at 96 miles per hour in a 60 mile per hour zone and driving recklessly across multiple lanes of traffic.
Arrest records indicate that Smith was arrested on Monday morning when troopers detected a strong odor of alcohol in addition to displaying several symptoms corresponding to intoxication. Smith told the state troopers that he had been drinking wine earlier in the evening but had stopped approximately 90 minutes before the traffic stop.
After Smith declined to take a Breathalyzer test, a King County judge issued a warrant to draw blood from Smith. Smith was taken to an area hospital before the blood draw and became agitated. Smith had to be restrained for blood to be drawn.
Smith was then taken to a correctional facility in King County. He was later released that day on a $1,000 bond.
Smith has been playing for the Seattle Seahawks for a total of three seasons. According to his contract, he is on a one-year contract with the NFL and will be a free agent after the current season.
The incident remains under investigation. Smith’s attorney, John Fox, told reporters on Monday that his client is cooperating fully with authorities while the investigation continues.