The arrest for intoxication manslaughter was not the first time Josh Brent has been charged with drinking and driving.
The Cowboys nose tackle, who was arrested Saturday morning after a one-car crash that killed teammate Jerry Brown also had a drunken driving arrest in Illinois when he was in college.
In June 2009, he was sentenced to two years probation and 60 days in jail as part of a plea deal from a March 2009 DUI arrest in Champaign County, Illinois.
According to Irving police spokesman John Argumaniz (via ESPNDallas.com), Brent was speeding when his vehicle hit a curb and flipped at least once. The accident happened around 2:20 a.m.
The spokesman said Brown was unresponsive at the scene, and pronounced dead at the hospital. Brent was then booked at 4:14 a.m.
That it was Brent’s second arrest on drunk driving charges is the sickening part of an avoidable tragedy.