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Update: Breathalyzer required for Cowboys player’s car

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NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas Cowboys player driving the vehicle involved in the Irving crash that killed team practice squad member Jerry Brown will now have to follow a new set of state rules.

According to the Irving police, Josh Brent has been ordered to get a Breathalyzer device put on his car. The 24-year-old has already apparently been issued a temporary drivers license.

Brent has been charged with Intoxication Manslaughter, a crime punishable with a prison sentence between two and 20 years and a fine of up to $10,000.

Brent and Brown were roommates, Brent a defensive lineman and Brown a linebacker on the practice squad. The two were reportedly out enjoying the weekend on Friday evening and had spent part of the night at a Dallas nightclub.

Police say around 2:21 Saturday morning, Brent was driving a 2007 Mercedes westbound in the 1400 block of the State Highway 114 service road when his vehicle hit a curb and flipped at least one time.

Police later said when officers arrived on the scene Brent was seen dragging Brown from the vehicle.

The day after the incident a woman named Stacee McWilliams came forward, telling a North Texas newspaper that she was at the scene moments after the crash said that Brent hadn't done anything to try and save his friend until she pleaded with him to do so.

McWilliams claims she was on her way home when she spotted the crash.

On Tuesday Brent's attorney, George Milner, said the woman's statements were inconsistent with the facts uncovered by the investigation thus far.  His entire statement is below:

"While I recognize the media interest in this case and respect the public's right to know, I am disappointed that some within the media would publicize defamatory statements without carefully investigating the accuracy of them. Investigative journalism means just that, investigating. I believe the majority within the media have been very cautious in reporting statements made by witness Stacee McWilliams. However, a few have not. One television station reported on the evening news that the witness who said, "She saw a different Josh than the one we've reported." They then allowed the witness to tarnish the reputation of Josh Brent with statements, which were not true. To add insult, this witness was allowed, in a front-page story, to continue to repeat lies about Josh. This woman, while present in the area of the accident could not have seen nor heard any of the things she has said about Josh. It took me two phone calls to Irving Police Department to determine half a dozen facts within her reported story were incorrect, and I'm not a reporter.

The Brown family has lost a loved one. The Cowboys have lost a teammate. Josh lost his best friend. Josh has irreversibly altered the course of his life. And, as I said on Sunday, regardless of the verdict down the road, there will be no winners! Everybody loses.

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