Former Ohio State coach arrested for OVI in 2013

Dublin police said fired OSU coach Zach Smith was arrested in February, 2013, for an OVI. (WSYX/WTTE)

DUBLIN, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- Dublin police said fired OSU coach Zach Smith was arrested in February, 2013.

Investigators said he was initially stopped around 2:45 a.m. for driving 67 in a 55 mile-per-hour zone in the area around SR 257 near Summit View Road.

Officer Jacob Williams stated in the police report Smith said he’d been to a bar to pick up his friend Kevin M. Curtis.

When Williams asked if he’d been drinking, records show Smith responded no, though the officer smelled alcohol inside the car.

The officer added when Smith was asked to step out of the car, he smelled alcohol on Smith.

The report said Smith had difficulty with some parts of a field sobriety test, then admitted he’d had two or three glasses of wine earlier in the evening with his now ex-wife Courtney.

Officer Williams said Smith was arrested for OVI after refusing a breathalyzer test.

Court records show Smith was picked up by his father around 4:30 at the Dublin Justice Center.

Smith made a plea deal in the case and had his license suspended for six months.

Dublin police said there was dash cam video of the arrest, but it had since been deleted.

Smith’s attorney said he didn’t report the incident to OSU head coach Urban Meyer.

ABC 6/FOX 28 reached out to Smith and Curtis’ family but got no response.

OSU officials said they weren’t prepared to comment on the case.

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