Days of our Lives star Freddie Smith (Sonny) pleaded guilty yesterday in Ashtabula Ohio County Common Pleas Court to charges stemming from his car crash incident back in October which injured his girlfriend Alyssa Tabit, and the actor himself.
According to the Star Beacon of Ohio where the incident took place, “Smith, 26, of Los Angeles, Calif., pleaded guilty to vehicular assault, a fourth-degree felony, and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a first-degree misdemeanor. All charges are related to his Oct. 7 car crash in Kingsville Township. He is facing zero to 24 months in jail and driver’s license suspension, Ashtabula County Prosecutor Nicholas Iarocci said.” Smith sentencing is scheduled for February 18th.
The report goes on to say that when Smith was asked by Common Pleas Judge Gary Yost what happened, Smith responded by relating he was driving to his parents home and fell asleep at the wheel because he had been drinking.
“I went off to the left, injuring my girlfriend, as well as myself,” Smith said. Yost told Smith after his comments that, “It appears you have been candid about what occurred (on Oct. 7).” Yost ordered a pre-sentence investigation, and scheduled the actual sentencing for 1 p.m. February 18th. Smith remains free on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond.
So what are your thoughts on the report where Freddie plead guilty and the Judge appears to have appreciated Smith’s honesty? What do you think the outcome will be for this Salem fan favorite? Share your thoughts below.