Blood-alcohol of Cowboys player in fatal wreck was twice legal limit

Blood-alcohol of Cowboys player in fatal wreck was twice legal limit

Credit: Irving Police Department

Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent arrested on an intoxication manslaughter charge.

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by JON SASSER

WFAA

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 13 at 10:49 AM

DALLAS - According to the Dallas Morning News, which exclusively obtained the report, Josh Brent, the Dallas Cowboy charged with intoxication manslaughter in the death of his teammate and St. Louis native Jerry Brown Jr., was driving with a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit at the time of the crash.

A law enforcement source said his level was 0.18. –– .08 is legally drunk. Brent, 24, was driving himself and Brown home from a club in the early-morning hours Saturday. His 2007 Mercedes hit an outside curb on the frontage road of Highway 114, causing the car to flip. 

Brown, 25, died at the scene. Brent was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter. He was released on $500,000 bond. 

Investigators may present the evidence they have in the case to the Dallas County District attorney as early as Thursday.

According to one online blood alcohol content calculator, a person Brent's size would have to drink about 20 shots over a four-hour period to reach that level. Brent is 6'2" and 320 pounds.

 

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