The trial has begun for ex-Cowboy player Josh Brent for intoxication manslaughter after the 2012 death of his friend and teammate Jerry Brown Jr. Prosecutors have presented evidence that suggests Brent was driving at least 110 mph after having around 17 drinks on the night of the fatal crash, according to the Dallas Morning News. The evidence comes from an Irving police crash investigator and his blood alcohol content test, which was .18 percent. Brent’s attorneys argue that the blood alcohol tests were tainted and therefore not valid, which the toxicologist has denied. If convicted, Brent faces up to 20 years in jail.
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