Seahawks QB Geno Smith won’t face charges following arrest for investigation of DUI

Aug 4, 2023, 5:41 AM | Updated: 6:51 am

FILE - Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) celebrates after a touchdown run by running back...

FILE - Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) celebrates after a touchdown run by running back Kenneth Walker III during the second half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Seattle, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. Geno Smith finally got to enjoy a day of being in the spotlight after signing the big contract that had eluded most of his career. Smith's three-year contract with the Seahawks will keep him as the presumptive starting quarterback in Seattle following a breakout season. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr, File)

(AP Photo/Abbie Parr, File)

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said Thursday it will not pursue charges against Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith, who was arrested in January 2022 for investigation of driving under the influence and reckless driving.

Prosecutors said Smith’s blood alcohol level was at .038, less than half the legal limit of .08. Smith’s THC concentration was 2.6, below the level of 5 needed to prove driving under the influence, prosecutors said.

Police also said Smith was speeding and leaving his lane but prosecutors said there was not evidence to prove he was disregarding the safety of people or property on the road.

Smith was pulled over on Jan. 10, 2022, after Seattle returned home from its final game of the regular season in Arizona. At the time, Smith was a backup to Russell Wilson as Seattle’s quarterback. The original police report from the Washington State Patrol said Smith was going 96 mph in a 60 mph zone and driving erratically across several lanes of traffic


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Seahawks QB Geno Smith won’t face charges following arrest for investigation of DUI