Josh Brent's blood alcohol level more that twice legal limit

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by KVUE News

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Posted on December 13, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 13 at 9:41 AM

The Dallas Morning News has exclusively obtained the blood alcohol level for Josh Brent, who is charged with intoxication manslaughter in the death of Cowboy's teammate Jerry Brown, Junior.

A law enforcement source states his level was .18, more than twice the legal limit of .08.

Investigators may present the evidence they have in the case to the Dallas County District Attorney as early as today. According to one online blood alcohol content calculator, a person Brent's size would have to drink about 20 shots over a four hour period to reach that level.

Brent was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter on Saturday. A probable cause affidavit said Brent was responsible for the single-vehicle rollover crash that killed Jerry Brown Jr., a linebacker on the Cowboys' practice squad.

A source told WFAA Brent, 24, and Brown, 25, were partying late Friday night and into the morning at a Dallas club before the fatal crash in Irving.

Brent was in a 2007 Mercedes with Brown at about 2:20 a.m. Saturday near Highway 114 when the vehicle hit an outside curb while traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle flipped over onto its top, landing in the center of the road, according to Irving police.

The speed limit was 45 mph.

Upon arriving on the scene, officers saw Brent dragging Brown from the car, which had caught fire in the wreck. Officers extinguished the fire and talked with Brent, who they determined was the driver of the vehicle.

Brown was found unresponsive at the scene and transferred to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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