Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent is scheduled to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as he seeks reinstatement into the league. The 26-year-old Brent is finishing a 180 day sentence after being convicted of intoxication manslaughter stemming from a December 2012 car accident that killed his friend and teammate Jerry Brown.
With the Fourth of July holiday weekend quickly approaching, we find it prudent to touch upon the dangers of drinking and driving. It should come as no surprise that there will be additional patrols across New Jersey highways this weekend. Independence Day is one of the most dangerous times on the road for drivers; comparable to New Year’s Eve with regard to the number of crashes and fatalities due to alcohol use.
If it is alleged that a New Jersey driver is at fault for injuring someone in an accident, they are likely to be charged. This is particularly true if the person is suspected of drunk driving at the tiem of the accident as well. If the victim's injuries are serious enough, then the charges could change if the injured person's condition takes a turn for the worse.