Dallas Cowboys’ Josh Brent Charged with Manslaughter After DWI Crash

Dallas Cowboys’ Josh Brent Charged with Manslaughter After DWI Crash

Josh Brent, Dallas Cowboys football player, was arrested and charged with manslaughter and a DWI. Sources stated that Brent had been driving drunk at the time that he was involved in a late night vehicle collision. The collision resulted in the death of his teammate and passenger, Jerry Brown Jr., who was only 25 years old and enrolled on the Dallas Cowboys’ practice roster.

John Argumaniz, a Dallas police speaker, stated that “the accident happened about 2:20 a.m. Saturday in the Dallas suburb, hours before Brent was to be on a team flight to Cincinnati for the Cowboys’ game Sunday against the Bengals.” It was determined by legal officials that Brent had been driving way past the speed limit, when the vehicle hit a curb and flipped at least once. Argumaniz claimed that when legal personnel arrived at the accident scene, Brent was pulling Brown out of a Mercedes, which appeared to be consumed by flames. Legal personnel was unable to detect whether the vehicle was a car or SUV and the velocity at which Brent had been driving. However, Argumaniz said, “I can say investigators are certain they were traveling well above the posted speed limit.”

Police officers found Brent conscious and able to communicate with them. However, Brown was found unconscious and rushed to the hospital only to be pronounced “dead”. Brent was administered a field sobriety test, which he failed, and was apprehended. Before he was booked into jail, “he was taken to a hospital for a blood draw for alcohol testing and also received treatment for some minor scrapes.” His charge, which was a “second-degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in prison, was upgraded after Brown was pronounced dead. Records showed that in 2009, Brent had received previous DWI charges, which resulted in a sentence of 60 days in jail, two years of probation, 200 hours of community service, and a $2,000 fine. 

Brent failed to make any comments on the situation. However sources claim that the only thing he stated was: “Jerry Brown was my very best friend, and I’m just trying to deal with his death right now.” Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, told the media: “We are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and the passing of Jerry Brown. At this time, our hearts and prayers and deepest sympathies are with the members of Jerry’s family and all of those who knew him and loved him.”

If you have been arrested for driving drunk, contact an experienced and skilled Texas DWI attorney for legal assistance.

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