Former NFL Star Aldon Smith Faces Felony Charge of DUI Causing Injury After California Arrest

The former Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys player, who has been arrested several times for DUI, has bail set for him at $50,000 and is due in court for a hearing on Wednesday.

AceShowbiz - Aldon Smith has another run-in with the law. The former NFL star was arrested in California on Monday, December 6 and booked on a felony charge of driving under influence causing injury.

According to the police records, the former Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys player was arrested in Northern California on Monday at 7:38 P.M., per TMZ report. The 32-year-old, who remains in custody, had bail set for him at $50,000. He is also due in court for a hearing on Wednesday, December 8.

Aldon is no stranger to run-ins with the police. In April, he was booked on a second-degree battery charge after allegedly choking someone unconscious in an altercation that took place in a Chalmette, Louisiana coffee shop.

At the time, Aldon turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest, according to the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office. Perry Nicosia, St. Bernard Parish District Attorney, stated that the alleged incident rose to a second-degree battery charge because the victim was rendered unconscious. Nicosia also said that the victim was taken to a hospital but did not have to stay overnight.

In a news release, the St. Bernard Parish District Attorney's office stated that the alleged victim suffered "severe injuries." The authorities also said that an offender convicted of second-degree battery faced a fine of up to $2,000 and/or up to eight years in prison.

Aldon's legal history also included multiple DUI arrests as well as domestic violence-related charges in 2018. In March that year, the athlete was sought by the San Francisco Police Department in relation to an alleged domestic-violence incident.

According to cops, the alleged victim was suffering from bite marks on the wrists. At the time, Aldon had reportedly drunk two bottles of tequila before fleeing the scene. However, Aldon's fiancee Shawna McKnight later explained that Aldon had checked himself into rehab.

Aldon then turned himself into San Francisco police and was booked on domestic violence-related charges. He was held on a $30,000 bond on misdemeanor charges of willful infliction of corporal injury, assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, false imprisonment and vandalism.

Following the arrest, Aldon was released by the Raiders, who offered no comment other than announcing the transaction. Raiders owner Mark Davis also stated that he has a "zero-tolerance" policy in regard to domestic violence.

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