Jackson Township has finally released the accident report from Devin Smith’s crash on June 29.
(See the report here.)
According to the report, the Buckeye wide receiver was driving his father’s Pontiac Grand AM, when he drove off the right side of a curving road. He then struck a utility pole. His car overturned. He hit a mailbox. The car was totaled.
This happened around 8:30 in the morning.
Smith was being treated in the back of an ambulance when police began to question him. He said he was adhering to the 45 mile-an-hour speed limit when he drove off the road. He also told police he had not been drinking, but had been “standing by someone who was.” When pressed, he then admitted he had drunk a couple of beers. However, he maintained he stopped drinking around 1:00 a.m.
Throughout this, police describe Smith’s demeanor as emotional and respectful.
Smith was given a field sobriety test. Based on the results of this, police advised Smith that he would be placed under arrest for OVI. Smith requested he be taken to the hospital for cuts on his right arm, and there he changed his mind and allowed officers to draw his blood.
The blood test found no evidence of drugs in Smith’s system. In addition, his blood-alcohol level was under the legal limit, so Smith was issued a citation for failure to control. No other charges were filed.