The Dallas car accident that claimed the life of Dallas Cowboys player Jerry Brown occurred back in December of 2012, but a court case against the club where he and best friend Josh Brent were overserved alcohol is just being heard now.
The case was filed by Brown’s mother, who is asking that the management company and the club itself be found liable for his death. Josh Brent was behind the wheel at the time of the accident, and jurors were told that he had already paid his debt to society for the mistake that he made, but the local club that brought the two bottle after bottle of alcohol has not.
In 2014, Brent was sentenced to ten years of probation for intoxication manslaughter in the death of his best friend in the Dallas car accident. That decision was handed down as part of a criminal trial, but now Brown’s mother is pursuing a civil trial that names the club – known as Beamers – and its management as well as Brent. The case is built around the idea that bars cannot engage in the “irresponsible service of alcohol.”
Dallas Car Accident Blamed on Extreme Alcohol Consumption, and Service
The Dallas car accident occurred when the two men had left the club in Brent’s Mercedes. He was driving at least 110 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone when the vehicle flipped. Brent’s blood alcohol level was 0.18, more than twice the legal limit. Experts testified that in order to reach that level he needed to have consumed 17 drinks. At the time of the
According to testimony at the trial, Brent consumed several alcoholic drinks at dinner before picking Brown up and going to the club. While there they were brought two bottles of alcohol and then multiple bottles of champagne. Though the club’s rules prohibit bottle service for parties of fewer than six people and forbid customers from serving themselves, the football players were brought alcohol continuously and were drinking from the bottle. Apparently, nobody told either man that they had been drinking too much or questioned their ability to drive home when they left.