[UPDATE 2:45 pm ET: The San Francisco 49ers have released linebacker Aldon Smith after his Thursday night arrest on hit-and-run, DUI, and vandalism charges.]
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, hit and run, and vandalism by Santa Clara Police on Thursday night. ABC 7 San Francisco reports Smith was booked early Friday morning and is still in custody.
— Matt Keller (@MattKellerABC7) August 7, 2015
Details of the alleged incident haven’t come to light yet, but Smith has had several run-ins with the law over the last three years and this is his third DUI charge. In 2012 he faced DUI charges, and later that year turned himself into police on felony gun charges stemming from an incident at a house party. Smith was again arrested on DUI charges in Sept. 2013 and entered a rehabilitation program and missed five games that season.
After video surfaced of him making a false bomb threat at Los Angeles International Airport last year, Smith was suspended nine games last season for violating the NFL’s personal conduct and substance abuse policies.
The 25-year-old is scheduled to make $9.754 million this season, but San Francisco could elect to cut him. The 49ers selected Smith No. 7 overall in the 2011 draft, and he immediately made an impact, racking up 33.5 sacks his first two seasons in the league.