Thursday, December 13, 2012
Video: Irving police release dashcam video from Josh Brent accident
A 911 caller calmly explained that there was a car upside-down in the road.
The Irving Police Department has yet to release the police report detailing what happened early Saturday morning, when Dallas Cowboys lineman Josh Brent flipped his 2007 Mercedes and killed friend and teammate Jerry Brown. But this afternoon the department did send to media dash-cam video from the scene of the accident, along with two 911 calls made from the scene: the State Highway 114 service road near the old Texas Stadium site. One woman reported that there was “a car upside-down and smoke everywhere”; another woman wondered how to circumvent the accident scene.
As we reported this morning, Brent had a blood alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit at the time of the crash, according to a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation. On that subject, Irving PD says today it has “not received the results from the lab that processed the blood evidence.” The 25-year-old Brent has been charged with intoxication manslaughter and is free on $500,000 bond. Yesterday, the team placed him on the reserve/non-football illness list.
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