Police: Jay Ratliff's BAC twice legal limit
JAN 28, 2013 10:08a ET
Grapevine police say the results of Ratliff's blood test showed a BAC of 0.16. Texas' drunken-driving standard is 0.08 percent.
Ratliff was arrested at 12:36 a.m. on Jan. 22 after he allegedly hit an 18-wheeler in his 2011 Ford F-150 pickup truck before running into the guardrail on State Highway 114. Ratliff failed his sobriety test and refused a breath test. Police secured a search warrant, took him to the Grapevine jail and took a blood sample.
In December, Ratliff's Cowboys friend, teammate and fellow defensive lineman Josh Brent was charged with intoxication manslaughter after a crash in Irving in which practice squad teammate Jerry Brown Jr. was killed.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.