Police say Dallas Cowboys’ Jay Ratliff had a blood-alcohol level of .16 when his vehicle collided with an 18-wheeler truck, causing it to flip over. The legal blood-alcohol limit in Texas is .08.
Ratliff was arrested at the scene of the crash in the Dallas suburb of Grapevine, Tex. on suspicion of drunk driving, and subsequently released on $500 bail. Since Ratliff refused to submit to a breathalyzer test, his blood was drawn at the Grapevine municipal jail, Reuters reports.
What’s truly tragic is this is the second DUI incident for the nose tackle position on the Dallas Cowboys this season. Josh Brent, who was starting in place of the injured Ratliff, currently faces manslaughter charges in the death of teammate Jerry Brown after wrecking his own vehicle, resulting in Brown’s death, on the same highway where Ratliff was arrested.
Sounds like someone needs to do an intervention in the Cowboys’ locker room. Hello … Are you listening, Jerry Jones?