Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Ainias Smith was arrested early Wednesday in Texas. Smith was arrested on charges of DWI, possession of fewer than 2 ounces of marijuana, and the unlawful carrying of a weapon.
He has promptly been suspended by the program and will not attend SEC media days on Thursday with his team.
According to The Eagle, Smith was pulled over on Wednesday morning by Texas A&M University police:
At approximately 2 a.m. Wednesday, Smith was pulled over by University Police while driving 51 mph in a 35-mph zone on University Drive. He also was drifting from left to right in his lane, according to the probable cause statement. Smith after failing several physical intoxication tests was arrested and consented to a breathalyzer test, which came back with .066 and .061 readings, according to the probable cause statement. The legal limit in the state of Texas is .08.
Smith’s car was searched while he was being tested, which is when the marijuana and a handgun he had in the car were found.
In Texas, the first DWI offense and possession of marijuana up to 2 ounces are Class B misdemeanors, while the unlawful carrying of a weapon is a Class A.
Ainias, a senior wideout, had been expected to be a major contributor to a talented Aggies team in 2022. Now his future in 2022 has been hit by a significant cloud of doubt following this incident.