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Ratliff's BAC .16 on Night of Arrest: Police



    Grapevine police say lab results indicate Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Jay Ratliff had a blood-alcohol level of .16 when he was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated Jan. 22.

    The report was released to the media Monday morning.

    Ratliff was arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving after a collision with an 18-wheeler along state Highway 114.

    Police were alerted to the crash by 911 calls shortly after the crash. The responding officers learned that Ratliff, who was driving a pickup truck, turned into the big rig before crashing into a barrier wall.

    After the crash, Ratliff failed a field sobriety test and then became verbally abusive as he refused to take a Breathalyzer.  Officers obtained a warrant and forced the player to submit to giving a blood sample.

    Ratliff's arrest comes less than a month after fellow defensive lineman Josh Brent was indicted on one count of intoxication manslaughter for his role in a crash that killed teammate Jerry Brown Jr.