Despite being out of work and facing a divorce, "I am still not going out and getting drunk," Stavrakoglou said.

Heather Manto, of Baltimore, said she suffered a broken nose, misaligned jaw, concussion and slipped disc.

She said she is also a disabled veteran and a single mother, and is contemplating filing for bankruptcy as a result of the accident.

"I don't doubt that [Smith] is a great man and a great father but he makes poor choices," she said. "I also think he needs to learn. I don't think another break is going to help him learn his lesson."


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Harvey Dail, of Abingdon, said his seizures have increased since the accident, but added: "I understand Mr. Smith has done a lot of good in the community and I do appreciate his apology."

Kathy Cottrell, of Bel Air, said she could not work for five weeks after the accident and the financial burden has been "outrageous."

"I feel bad for his family, I really do. But I am also afraid that if he is allowed to be on the roads again, he could kill somebody," she said.

Hazlett said she did appreciate that Smith volunteered for the rehabilitation program and noted that Smith has benefited from "very good legal advice."

"In my experience in 22 years in the legal justice arena, sometimes it takes a while for someone to get it," Hazlett said. "I hope your family is safe and I hope you make better choices."

She also agreed to make him eligible for work release.

"Given the picture of this accident, you are very fortunate that no one was more seriously hurt. You are fortunate that you are here," she said. "You could have killed someone that night."

In March, Smith was found guilty in Harford County Circuit Court of speeding and fined $90.

In October 2011, Smith was charged in Baltimore County with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving an unsafe vehicle on a highway, negligent driving and other offenses. He was found guilty of negligent driving and given probation before judgment on the driving while impaired charge. The other charges were dropped.

The Maryland State Police and the Harford County Sheriff's Office have targeted the Route 24 corridor as part of a combined traffic enforcement initiative. The effort grew from an increase in crashes and reports of dangerous driving in the area.