Many football fans not just in Texas but around the country will remember the tragic accident involving then Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent and his teammate Jerry Brown, Jr. After a night of partying at a Dallas club with other members of the team, Brent and Brown left with an allegedly intoxicated Brent being the one to get behind the wheel. The drive ended with Brown dead and Brent facing charges of intoxication manslaughter. The trial is now unfolding in a Dallas courtroom.
Brent was found to have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.18, more than twice the legal limit of 0.8. As the technician who analyzed Brent’s lab work testified in court, that number in a man of Brent’s size would come from drinking seventeen alcoholic beverages. Brent has insisted that he consumed no more than five drinks on the night in question.
There was great controversy when Brent stood on the sidelines with the rest of the Cowboys at a game right after this deadly incident, as many thought it offensive to have an alleged murderer of sorts being present for a game and perhaps not taking the charges against him so seriously. Others believed it was right for the team to support a fellow player after a tragic accident and even Brown’s mother endorsed Brent’s presence. The truth is, though, the poor decision that Brent made to drive his car after an apparent night of partying and drinking does have very serious consequences. If convicted of intoxication manslaughter, or the lesser charge of manslaughter that also is being made an option, Brent faces up to twenty years in prison for his actions.
If you have been injured by a drunk driver, you understandably want compensation for the suffering you have endured. We have attorneys at Bertolino LLP who specialize in helping those who have been injured by drunk drivers. We will be by your side through every step of the process as we make sure you are compensated for your medical and property damage bills and lost wages and the emotional trauma you endured. Do not let anyone minimize the lasting effects that such an accident can have on you and your family. Call us today and let us get to work for you.Update: Josh Brent was found guilty of intoxication manslaughter on January 22, 2014.