Cowboys DT Josh Brent jailed on intoxication manslaughter charge

Sunday December 9th, 2012

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent is being held and processed in jail on one charge of intoxication manslaughter after a Saturday morning car crash that left a teammate dead,  reports the Dallas Morning News.

Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown, 25, a practice squad member, was a passenger in the car and was taken to a hospital, where he died.

An Irving, Texas police spokesman said the accident happened about 2:20 a.m. Saturday. Brent was speeding when the vehicle hit a curb and flipped at least once. reports that Irving police has Brent, otherwise known as Joshua Price-Brent, is in police custody, as he was booked at 4:14 a.m. local time. The Cowboys were on a plane to Cincinnati where they are set to play the Bengals on Sunday when media and non-essential personnel were asked to leave the plane. The media was told that Brent was not on the charter.

“Officers at the scene believed alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash; therefore, Price-Brent was asked to perform field sobriety tests,” a statement from the Irving Police Department said. “Based on the results of the tests, along with the officer’s observations and conversations with Price-Brent, he was arrested for driving while intoxicated. He was transported to an area hospital for a mandatory blood draw. Once it was learned that the passenger of his vehicle had died as a result of the crash, Price-Brent was booked into the Irving City Jail on one count of Intoxication Manslaughter.”

Brent is in his third season with the Cowboys and was a supplemental draft selection in 2010 after playing at Illinois in college.

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