Dallas Cowboys lineman Josh Brent's blood alcohol level was a 0.18, more than twice the legal limit, the night he crashed his car resulting in the death of teammate Jerry Brown Jr., a law enforcement source told The Dallas Morning News.
In Texas, the legal limit for driving while intoxicated is .08. According to an online blood alcohol content (BAC) calculator, the 321-pound Brent would have to drink about 20 shots over a four-hour period to register a 0.18.
Brent lost control of his 2007 Mercedes, with Brown as a passenger, in the early hours of Saturday. Brown, a member of the Cowboys practice squad and a college teammate of Brent's, as later pronounced dead.
Brent was charged with intoxication manslaughter, a second-degree felony with a maxium sentence of 20 years. Brent, 24, had been convicted driving under the influence once before in college.
Irving police officers issued a field sobriety test to Brent at the accident scene and judged him to be impaired. He was taken to a ...