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Josh Brent's BAC .189 at Time of Fatal Crash: Police



    Police say Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent had a blood-alcohol content level more than twice the legal limit after the crash that killed teammate and friend Jerry Brown.

    A crash report released by Irving police on Thursday says Brent's BAC was measured at 0.189, well above the Texas legal limit of 0.08. Authorities searching Brent's Mercedes sedan also seized an unopened bottle of Cognac liquor, along with "multiple receipts" and the title to the car.

    The report on the crash said Brent was intoxicated and speeding when he struck a curb and lost control of the car.  Brent steered left and right, overcorrecting, causing the car to slide out of control and to overturn before sliding down the road on the roof of the vehicle.

    The crash killed Brent's friend and teammate Jerry Brown Jr.

    Brent was indicted Wednesday on one count of intoxication manslaughter in the Dec. 8 crash. He could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted, though he could also receive probation.

    According to the report, Brent was also charged with failure to maintain financial responsibility and for driving with an expired and/or suspended license.

    His attorney, George Milner, did not immediately return a phone message.