Longtime 98 Rock afternoon DJ “Stash” is “no longer with” the FM channel or its AM companion, WBAL 1090 AM, the stations said Thursday, four days after he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol following a three-car crash in Abingdon.
The move was announced in a statement posted on the WBAL 1090 AM web site.
“We have parted ways,” program manager Dave Hill said. It was not clear whether Stash, whose real name is Stephen G. Smith, 48, of Bel Air, was fired. Hill told WBAL that he would have no further comment as the matter is a personnel issue, but wished Smith well.
Smith was charged with nine offenses including driving under the influence of alcohol after Maryland State Police said he caused an accident shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday night involving two other vehicles which sent five people to the hospital.
Smith had a recent history of traffic citations, including a previous charge of driving under the influence of alcohol in October and several speeding citations. According to court records, he appeared in Baltimore County District Court in Towson on Thursday for a speeding citation dating to January, and was fined $160.