ASHTABULA, OH (WOIO) - Soap star
was sentenced Wednesday in Ashtabula County Common Pleas court.
Smith was leaving a wedding reception in October 2014 when he and his girlfriend Alyssa Tabit crashed on SR 84.
Police say Smith's blood alcohol level was .093. Tabit was seriously injured. She continues to recover.
"She is doing absolutely fantastic. She has a couple more weeks of physical therapy and she will be back good as new," Smith told our Scott Taylor outside the courtroom..
Smith pleaded guilty to vehicular assault.
"It was very selfish and I am very sorry for doing it," said Smith.
Prosecutors recommended two years of community control and driver's license suspension. The judge agreed. Smith was also sentenced to three days in jail, but that is suspended if he completes DUI school in Ohio.
Part of Smith's probation includes lectures to local high school students about the dangers of driving drunk.
"Today was very nerve racking and to hear all the support from fans, friends and family has really helped me stay strong and I really appreciate it," said Smith.
If he violates any laws, Smith will have to serve a 12 month jail sentence.
The 26-year old Smith plays Sonny Kiriakis on the daytime soap