Although drunk driving has been no stranger to celebrities over the years, it’s not every day that you hear about professional NFL players killing their best friend in a DUI-related car accident. However, over a year ago, this was a reality for Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent. In December of 2012, Brent flipped a car while drunk driving, which resulted in the death of his best friend and teammate Jerry Brown Jr.
While most people would be facing an extended stay in the gated community called prison, Brown received a sentence in January of 2014 that shook the nation. At the time of the fatal interstate crash, Brown was driving 118 mph with a blood alcohol level of 0.18 (double the legal limit). However, after much deliberation, the football star was sentenced to a 10-year probation, 10,000-dollar fine, and 180 days in jail. The presiding judge’s final word on the situation? “You are not the first Dallas Cowboy to kill someone with a vehicle, but I hope you’re the last.”
The Harsh Reality
According to Dosomething.org, “Every 53 minutes in America, a life is lost in a drunk driving crash; that equates to 27 people every day.” This adds up to 9,855 drunk driving-induced deaths each and every year. Drunk driving is serious problem in America, and is not being taken lightly by society.
There Is Help
A drunk driving charge is serious. It requires serious legal services. When it comes to DUIs, the office of Daniel C. Miller Attorney is prepared to handle your needs. You made a mistake, but that does not mean you do not deserve representation by a skilled lawyer who can look after your best interest. As a former prosecutor and officer of the law, Daniel Miller understands both sides of the law, giving you the competitive edge needed to win cases.
For information about our DUI services, call (816) 875-0470 today.
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