98 Rock's Stash Charged With DUI in Harford County
The radio personality was arrested and charged after a crash on Interstate 95.
Radio station 98 Rock DJ "Stash" has been charged with driving under the influence in an accident in Abingdon that injured five people.
Stephen G. Smith, 48, of the 1600 block of Junius Court in Bel Air, was charged Sunday with driving under the influence of alcohol, negligent driving, and other traffic-related charges.
The charges stem from an accident on MD Route 24 at the Abingdon intersection with Interstate 95, according to Maryland State Police.
Around 9 p.m., Smith was driving a 2006 Nissan Quest northbound on MD Route 24 at a high speed when he allegedly crashed into the back of a 2011 Hyundai that was stopped at a red light, according to state police. The Hyundai was driven by 34-year-old Heather Manto of Bel Air.
The force of the crash pushed the Hyundai into a 2009 Nissan that also was stopped at the light, police say.
The Nissan Quest continued 300 additional feet before coming to a stop near the guardrail.
Investigating troopers said Smith was demonstrating signs of being under the influence and arrested him, according to state police.
Manto and her four passengers, Todd Fisher, 30, of York, PA; Joshua Stavrakoglou, 28, of Baltimore; Joshua Cowan, 32, of Baltimore; and Harvey Dail, 29, of Abingdon; were taken by ambulance to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air for treatment. They were later released.
Clinton Cottrell Sr., 48, of Bel Air, was driving the 2009 Nissan SUV. Neither he nor his passenger, Katherine Cottrell, 47, of Bel Air, were transported for medical treatment, according to police.
Smith was taken to the Bel Air Barrack for processing then released, Lt. Chuck Moore, commander of the barrack, told Patch.