Report: Josh Brent’s blood alcohol level was 0.18
Posted by Michael David Smith on December 13, 2012, 8:37 AM EST
Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent had a blood alcohol level of more than double the legal limit when he crashed his car on Saturday, killing his teammate Jerry Brown.
The Dallas Morning News reports that Brent’s blood alcohol level was 0.18. The legal limit is 0.08.
According to BloodAlcoholCalculator.org, a person Brent’s weight, 320 pounds, would reach a 0.18 blood alcohol level after drinking 21 shots over a five-hour period.
Police say Brent failed field sobriety tests after the crash. Because Brown died, the law allowed Brent’s blood to be drawn against his will.
Brent faces a charge of intoxication manslaughter in Brown’s death. Brent has been released from jail on $500,000 bail, which his attorney, George Milner, described as excessive.
“It’s outrageous. It’s offensive,” Milner said.
Milner was talking about his client’s bail amount, but many would use the same words to describe a person driving after 21 drinks.