Texas A&M wide receiver Ainias Smith arrested in College Station ahead of SEC Media Days appearance

Mugshot of Ainias Smith from July 20, 2022.
Mugshot of Ainias Smith from July 20, 2022.(Brazos County | Brazos County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jul. 20, 2022 at 9:18 AM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) - Texas A&M wide receiver Ainias Smith was arrested overnight Wednesday by Texas A&M University Police. Smith is charged with driving while intoxicated, unlawful carrying of a weapon, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana less than two ounces.

According to a probable cause statement, Smith was initially pulled over for speeding on University Drive just after 2 a.m. Wednesday. After police say he failed to pass a standard field sobriety test, Smith was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Smith also consented to a voluntary breathalyzer test at the time, which twice displayed he was below the legal limit of .08, registering .066 and .061.

Following his arrest, officers found a loaded pistol and a single, rolled joint in Smith’s vehicle while conducting a search. Because Smith was charged with possession of marijuana and driving while intoxicated, he was also charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon while engaged in criminal activity.

Smith was expected to appear on behalf of the team at SEC Media Days in Atlanta this Thursday. He was a team captain last season and led the Aggies in both receptions and touchdown catches.

Online records show Smith was released from the Brazos County Detention Center on a combined $8,000 bond Wednesday morning. This is his first arrest for driving while intoxicated.

Copyright 2022 KBTX. All rights reserved.