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NFL Football Player Charged with OUI / DUI Vehicular Homicide

NFL player Josh Brent was arrested this past weekend and charged with Motor Vehicle Homicide by OUI / DUI, the victim being his close friend and teammate.

According to police, Josh Brent, a defensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys, was allegedly under the influence of alcohol when he crashed his car, which resulted in the death of his passenger, friend and teammate Jerry Brown, who was on the teams practice squad.

Motor Vehicle Homicide by OUI / DUI in Massachusetts is defined as the operation of a motor vehicle by one who is under the influence of intoxicating liquor and who operates in a reckless and negligent manner which caused the death of another person.

Although the penalties for Vehicular Homicide by OUI / DUI vary from state to state, this crime is punishable in Massachusetts by imprisonment to the House of Corrections for 1 to 2.5 years (or 30 days to 2.5 years if there is no evidence of reckless or negligent driving but only a Blood Alcohol Content of 0.08% or greater); or to state prison for 2.5 to 15 years.

Boston Drunk Driving Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis is available 24/7 for consultation on all Massachusetts DUI / OUI Crimes, including Vehicular Homicide; Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol; Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle; and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

If you have been charged with an OUI / DUI in Massachusetts, Contact Massachusetts DUI / OUI Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis for a Free Consultation.