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Closing Arguments To Begin In Josh Brent Trial

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Closing arguments begin on Tuesday in the Josh Brent intoxication manslaughter trial in Dallas.

The former Dallas Cowboys player could face 20 years in prison if convicted of drunk driving in the Irving crash that killed his good friend and fellow teammate Jerry Brown in December 2012.

Brown was a member of the team’s practice squad.

Much of the prosecution’s case was centered around surveillance video and Brent’s blood-alcohol level at the time of the fatal wreck. A toxicologist testified that Brent’s blood-alcohol level was .18 — which, based on the football player’s size, would be the equivalent of 17 standard drinks in Brent’s system on the night of the crash.

Surveillence camera video showed Brent at two different nightclubs in the hours before the crash, and police dashboard camera video showed Brent weaving as the officer who responded to the crash conducted a field sobriety test.

Police estimate that Brent was traveling 110 mph when the wreck occurred.

There was also testimony that Brent became very angry, even aggressive, cursing at police after he was arrested.

Brent’s attorney, however, said that the county’s method of collecting blood and testing for intoxication is flawed. The defense argued that Brent was not actually drunk that night — and that he is guilty of being stupid, but not intoxicated. Brent himself did not take the stand during the trial.

The jury is set to begin deliberations after closing arguments on Tuesday.

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