Wednesday, December 10, 2014

'Days of our Lives' Star Freddie Smith Pleads Guilty To Vehicular Assault in Ohio Crash

Freddie Smith entered a guilty plea to vehicular assault and driving under the influence on Tuesday in Ohio.
Photo by Warren Dillaway/Star Beacon
Days of our Lives star Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the crash that seriously injured his girlfriend in far northeast Ohio.

The 26-year-old actor from Los Angeles lost control of a vehicle October 7 in Ashtabula County. He pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony vehicular assault and misdemeanor driving under the influence.

The Star Beacon reports Fredereck Matthew Smith Jr. told a judge he fell asleep because he had been drinking. His blood-alcohol level was .093, above Ohio's legal limit of .08.

“I went off to the left, injuring my girlfriend, as well as myself,” he said.

Twenty-seven-year-old actress Alyssa Tabit of North Hollywood, California, was seriously hurt but is recovering. They had returned to Smith's hometown for a wedding.

Smith's attorney said Wednesday that Smith acknowledged in court that he had made a terrible mistake.

Yost ordered a pre-sentence investigation, and scheduled the actual sentencing for 1 p.m. February 18. Smith remains free on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond.

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