Lab results are back from Dallas Cowboy Jay Ratliff’s recent DWI arrest; Grapevine Police say the Dallas Cowboys starting nose tackle had a blood alcohol content level of 0.16, which is twice the legal limit. Ratliff was arrested last week after crashing into an 18-wheeler on State Highway 114 in Grapevine.
These charges come weeks after an incident involving two other Cowboys players. Josh Brent was arrested for DWI after a crash that killed fellow player and best friend Jerry Brown, Jr. Brent is charged with intoxication manslaughter in that case and faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
Listen: Truck Driver call to 911 after being hit by Jay Ratliff vehicle:
Listen: Passerby call to 911 describing Jay Ratliff crash scene:
Partial statement from Grapevine Police Department Sergeant Robert Eberling:
As many of you are aware, Jay Ratliff was arrested for DWI in the early morning hours of Monday January 22, as a result of a collision he was involved in on E. SH 114. Mr. Ratliff was taken to the Grapevine Jail and was requested to submit a sample of his breath. He refused to provided a sample. The arresting officer obtained a search warrant for Mr. Ratliff’s blood. Mr Ratliff was taken to H.E.B. Hospital in Bedford where a sample of Mr. Ratliff’s blood was taken. The results of the blood sample will not be available for at least 10 days.