A Monday DUI incident involving Seahawks backup quarterback Geno Smith should serve as a reminder to all Washington drivers that driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is never a good idea and is highly illegal.
As personal injury lawyers, we’ve helped countless victims of DUI accidents and know the pain and suffering they and their loved ones go through. We hope this story will help prevent DUI incidents in the Evergreen State.
Seahawks Backup Quarterback Was Traveling At High Rates Of Speed
According to the Seattle Times, Smith was traveling at 96 miles per hour on Interstate 90 before law enforcement pulled him over on suspicion of driving under the influence.
After being pulled over early Monday, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) reported, the athlete reportedly refused a blood-alcohol breath test. After officials obtained a warrant for a blood test, Smith was arrested.
On social media, Smith admitted to the incident but asked fans to “hold back on judging” him.
The WSP stated that Smith was driving a 2017 Rolls-Royce east on I-90 at 2 a.m. when an officer saw him travel at high rates of speed. After assessing Smith was going 96 mph in a 60-mph zone, the trooper observed the driver making several lane changes without signaling. The trooper then pulled Smith over at the Newcastle exit.
The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office told news outlets that it will make a decision on whether charges should be filed after reviewing the results from the blood test.
DUI Arrest Follows Seahawks’ Win Over The Arizona Cardinals
Smith’s DUI incident happened hours after Seattle beat the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. While Smith didn’t play in the 38-30 victory, he started three games this year for Russell Wilson, who was recovering from a surgery at the time.
As officials wait for the blood test results, we hope this incident can serve as a reminder to our readers to never drive under the influence and speed. Reckless driving will get you in trouble with the law.
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