‘Days of our Lives’ Star Freddie Smith Charged With Felony, DUI After Car Crash

Soap actor’s blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit during October accident, authorities say

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 22: Actor Freddie Smith attends The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 22, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NATAS)
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“Days of our Lives” star Freddie Smith is experiencing some real-life drama of his own.

Smith, who plays Sonny Kriakis on the NBC soap, has been charged with felony vehicular assault and misdemeanor driving under the influence stemming from an October car crash in Ohio, the Associated Press reports.

The actor had a blood-alcohol level of .093, above Ohio’s legal limit of .08, authorities told the AP.

Smith crashed his car after losing control of it while navigating a curve in Ashtabula County, Ohio, landing in a culvert. Smith’s car flipped over during the single-car accident.

While Smith sustained minor injuries in the crash, his girfriend, actress Alyssa Tabit, was reportedly left in critical condition by the crash.