Irving Police arrest Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent
Brent accused of intoxicated manslaughter
- Duration 6:34
- Date Dec 8, 2012
Brent accused of intoxicated manslaughter
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Fox News alert to a news conference going on right now in Irving Texas that's where the police department is talking about a car accident that has left one Dallas -- teammate dead another behind bars.
I'm -- police department is currently investigating.
A single vehicle fatality accident involving.
Two Dallas cowboy football players.
What the investigation has revealed at this point is that at approximately 2:21 this morning but Joshua.
Was traveling westbound in the 14100 block.
Of the north service road -- how -- 114.
-- it appeared as if there appears that he was traveling at a high rate of speed at which time his vehicle.
Touch -- impact to the outside -- of the service road cause and his vehicle to lift at least one time.
The vehicle ultimately came to rest on its top once it's -- back into the roadway -- came to rest in -- -- of the service road.
When our officers got there they've made contact with mr.
Who was responsive and talking to our officers he was standing outside of the vehicle.
And he was determined to be the driver of that vehicle.
-- our officers also located.
-- Larry Brown junior.
Who was lying on the ground and he was and responsive.
He was -- transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
Our officers on scene felt as if alcohol was a contributing factor in the accident so mr.
price -- was asked to perform some field sobriety test.
After he performed those still sobriety tests are based on his performance of those tests along with.
Our officer's observations.
And the conversations they had with you know he was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated.
Now wants our offices learns that mr.
brown -- had passed away then mr.
-- was under arrest for intoxication manslaughter.
He was ultimately taken to an area hospital for a mandatory blood draw which is standard in cases -- like this.
-- -- and he was transported here to the -- jail where he was bugs.
Four one count of intoxication manslaughter which is a second degree felony.
At this point he still remains in custody -- at the police department here.
Again we -- an initial stages of the investigation so there -- a lot of questions that are investigators are still working to answer.
And I am limit in -- some of the information.
That I can drop provide to you also too there were asking if if anyone was on the service road.
I'm in the public and saw what happened if they're asked to contact Irving police department are investigators at night seven to.
And I'll go to an answer what questions I can't.
Flip them around found an -- but even the found.
Like taken out side right.
Our initial an indication is that when our officers arrived on scene.
Brandt was removing her dragging.
brown from the vehicle I should also point out that the vehicle actually did catch on fire it wasn't a a large fire wasn't fully engulfed.
But that fire was put out by our officers who first responded on -- Annan -- a 2007 Mercedes I don't know the exact modeling and in any other information -- 2007 Mercedes.
Never analyst and he was transported to hospitals announced that the deceased at the hospital York.
No I don't those are questions that are investigators.
Ultimately wolf -- finances to.
But he'll find out about this not 11 tell me about them.
It's my understanding that we did receive number one phone calls reporting the accident to us no other witnesses on the scene when you hold up.
Well there were -- there were people on scene however it's our understanding that no one saw -- -- what took place they.
Drove up after the accident of the crash took place those were holes on.
Hi I do not know who exactly called we haven't had an opportunity to listen to all the -- one phone calls are or how many.
There are but it's our understanding that it -- it is my understanding that -- the people that you arrived after the crash -- had taken place.
The authors describe.
Programs emotional state as they arrived on the scene no they didn't.
It was treated -- -- go to.
-- went to the hospital it's my understanding that he may have received as some other minor scrapes.
And it's it's what my understanding of -- but as far as being.
Get to the hospital for him and -- -- know he was he was transported to hospital for the blood draw.
No we do not know those and typically it takes a number of weeks.
Before we get the official blood results back.
That aren't aren't what what -- -- there.
What I don't know exactly his mannerisms other then our investigators the officers were able determined based on.
The objective symptoms that he was displaying that they felt as if on alcohol was a factor so that's -- -- moved into a DW DWI investigation.
Reports that party and the private club what club in Dallas -- in the Dallas period.
Where they had been.
I do not in our investigators again are still initial stages are are.
Are -- run investigators due to investigate these energy -- BI investigators did take some time to go back in and Trace.
The steps of the people who were involved in these accidents -- it could take some time.
I do not know that.
Breaking news out of Irving Texas sad news involving the Dallas Cowboys.
Once -- -- and Jerry Brown is dead 25 years old he is teammate.
Josh Brent behind bars accused now of manslaughter.
In a terrible traffic accident that happened.
Shortly after 2 AM this morning and we do have a statement from Jerry Jones the owner of the Dallas Cowboys.
We are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and the passing of Jerry Brown at this time.
Our hearts and prayers and deepest sympathies are with the members of -- Fenway and all those who knew him.
And loved it.
We'll -- right.