The 49ers have released linebacker Aldon Smith after a Thursday night arrest for DUI, hit and run and vandalism that Santa Clara police say started when Smith hit a parked car while trying to park his own vehicle.
According to a police report released on Friday, police responded to a report of a collision at 8:46 p.m. on Thursday night. The report alleges Smith collided with another car while trying to park, further damaged it when he opened his door to get out of his car and then left without reporting the accident or leaving information.
Smith later returned to the area and officers dispatched to the scene found that he “displayed objective symptoms of being under the influence of an alcoholic beverage.” Smith took a field sobriety test before being arrested and transported to jail. The report states Smith gave a sample for alcohol screening, but the department’s policy is not to release the results.
Smith denied driving under the influence of alcohol after his release from custody on Friday while apologizing for a situation that “could have been handled differently.”
Assuming prosecutors file charges, Smith is due in court for arraignment on October 6.