After a tragic DUI accident this weekend, one Dallas Cowboy is dead, and his teammate is facing serious criminal charges, including intoxication manslaughter. Josh Brent is being charged after flipping his car and killing his teammate, Jerry Brown. Brent was supposed to be on a flight to Cincinnati for a Sunday game only hours after the collision, but was arrested and taken into custody. Brown was found unresponsive at the scene and later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Hartford, Connecticut residents may remember the drinking and driving accident involving an off-duty police officer that struck and killed a 15-year-old boy on his bicycle 2 years ago. This week, the officer was sentenced to 5 years in prison by a Hartford Superior Court Judge as part of a plea bargain for the 26-year-old former officer who pleaded no contested to second-degree manslaughter and evidence tampering.
After an accident, it is not uncommon for drivers to panic. Many are in shock, but most have the decency and wherewithal to make sure that other victims are okay. In a case that has already made national headlines, a Connecticut man was accused of fleeing a hit-and-run accident with the victim still attached to his fender and fighting to free herself. He now faces criminal charges.