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Dallas Cowboys Football Player Killed, Another Arrested, Following Drunk Driving Accident

by Staff Blogger | December 11th, 2012

December 11, 2012

A 25-year-old Dallas Cowboys football player is dead, and another is facing charges in connection to the death, following a drunk driving accident that occurred late last week. CBS News says the crash happened around 2:20 a.m. Saturday in Irving, Texas.

Police reports indicate the driver of a Mercedes Benz, Dallas player Josh Brent, was speeding when he suddenly lost control of the vehicle. The car skid out of control and flipped before coming to rest and catching fire. Brent pulled the passenger in the vehicle and his teammate, Jerry Brown Jr., from the burning wreckage as rescue crews arrived and extinguished the flames.

Brown was rushed to a local hospital but died shortly after arrival. Meanwhile, officers conducted a field sobriety test on Brent, which he failed, and transported him to a hospital for toxicology testing before placing him under arrest for intoxication manslaughter.

This wasn’t Brent’s first DUI though. He was convicted in June 2009 on the charge and received a 60-day jail sentence, along with two years of probation, 200 hours of community service, and a $2,000 fine.

The Drug Injury Lawyers of Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough point out that drunk drivers are not only putting their own lives at risk, but also that of everyone else around them. That is why the firm’s team of Dallas Auto Accident Lawyers would like to send their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the victim.

Texas DUI auto accident kills mother of two

by fpw | November 2nd, 2007

A drunken man rear-ended a 36-year-old mother of two less than a block from her home on Saturday morning at 3:30am. The woman had to be cut from her car and rushed to the hospital, where she later died.

According to court documents, the man who caused the Texas auto accident smelled of alcohol and slurred his speech. He was seen at the accident climbing out of his truck and pouring a plastic flask on the ground nearby. He was charged the day of the accident with intoxication assault, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

The charges may be upgraded to a more serious charge because the mother died because of the man’s reckless actions.