Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Jay Ratliff’s blood-alcohol content was twice the legal limit after he was arrested for DWI after his car crash last week in Grapevine, Texas, about 20 miles northwest of Dallas.
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.