Bengals' Justin Smith pleads guilty to DUI
Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Justin Smith pleaded guilty to his drunken driving charge stemming from his arrest back on Oct. 5.
The 25-year-old Smith entered the plea on Tuesday when he had his license suspended for six months. In addition, Judge Larry Moore ordered Smith to attend a three-day intervention course for drunken driving offenders and pay a $300 fine.
The plea of guilty came after prosecutors dropped a charge of Smith driving outside marked lanes in the incident.
Smith, who was stopped because his truck was swerving and weaving, told police he had five beers, according to the Montgomery County sheriff's department.
He then swayed while trying to walk during a field test and later failed a breathalyzer. Smith's blood alcohol level was 0.152, nearly double the state's legal limit.
The Bengals' first-round pick in 2001 (fourth overall) set a rookie record with 8 1/2 sacks during his first season.