According to the arrest report filed by the Grapevine, Tex. police, via ESPNDallas.com’s Tim McMahon, Ratliff was initially “cooperative and courteous” at the scene of the accident, where he ran his truck into a tractor-trailer.
But when he was taken to jail, his “demeanor changed considerably.”
The probable cause affidavit said he showed 12 signs of intoxication during three field sobriety tests, but that he said prior injuries contributed to that.
Ratliff told officers he was “chillin’ with a homegirl” in Arlington and was on his way to his home in Southlake. The area where the accident occurred is apparently not on the way between those two points, but Ratliff said he was following his truck’s GPS.
Regardless the reason he was out, or what the blood tests eventually reveal, Ratliff made a terrible decision by getting behind the wheel.