Troy Smith, the former Ohio State quarterback who won the Heisman Trophy in 2006, was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of driving under the influence and marijuana possession.
Smith, 31, was pulled over at 2:38 a.m. in Westerville, Ohio, when a police officer noticed that his car was missing a front license plate and appeared to be weaving, according to the Columbus Dispatch. Smith failed to perform several field sobriety tests and agreed to take a Breathalyzer test. His blood-alcohol level was measured at 0.143 percent; the legal limit in Ohio is 0.08.
In his report, the arresting officer wrote: “I made contact with the driver who was later identified as Smith. Smith said something that sounded like he said he was an officer. I asked him if he was a police officer, and he said ‘I’m great.’ While talking to Smith I could smell an odor of an alcoholic beverage and burnt marihuana [sic] coming from inside his vehicle. Smith’s eyes were glassy, and his speech was slurred. I asked Smith about drinking, and he denied drinking.”
The officer went on to search Smith’s car and found two “rolled cigars containing marijuana” in a glass jar in the center console.
Smith was charged with operating a vehicle while impaired, improper display of a license plate, and possession of marijuana. He was released to his girlfriend.
Smith was a fifth-round pick by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2007 NFL draft and played for the team for parts of three seasons. He was with the San Francisco 49ers in 2010, then played in the United Football League and the Canadian Football League. He retired from the game in 2014.