Sonic Automotive David Smith charged with assaulting a woman

Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 9:45pm UTC

David Smith, son of a billionaire and the chief executive officer of Sonic Automotive, a public company that owns one of the largest car-dealership chains in the US, was charged with assaulting a woman.

He was charged with three misdemeanor counts and one for felony assault by strangulation, a charge that can carry a sentence of as long as two years in prison.

He intends of plead not guilty once North Carolina courts fully reopen from pandemic shutdowns, his lawyer reported.