Cowboys tackle Jay Ratliff charged with DWI after car crash
Dallas, TX, United States (4E Sports) – Dallas Cowboys starting nose tackle Jay Ratliff was arrested and charged with alleged driving while intoxicated Tuesday.
He crashed his 2011 Ford pickup truck into an 18-wheeler. Ratliff and the driver of the tractor trailer were not injured.
A crash report stated that Ratliff was traveling in the middle lane, slightly ahead of of the semi, before moving into the right lane and colliding with the 18-wheeler. Ratliff’s truck was then “turned sideways and struck a median protector … and came to a stop.
According to the probable cause affidavit written by arresting officer Eric Barch, Ratliff showed a total of 12 clues of intoxication while taking three field sobriety tests. Ratliff, who underwent season-ending surgery to repair a sports hernia on Dec. 13, complained after his arrest about prior injuries that could have affected his ability to perform two of the field sobriety tests, Barch wrote.
The officer stated in his report that Cowboys’ Jay Ratliff charged with DWI after car crash; Dallas Cowboys starting nose tackle Jay Ratliff was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated Tuesday. He crashed his 2011 Ford pickup truck into an 18-wheeler.Ratliff did not have any difficulty moving around the crash scene.
Barch also wrote that Ratliff had a “moderate odor” of alcohol on his breath and had bloodshot, watery eyes.