Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff’s DWI case has been postposed to February 20th of 2014, after this upcoming NFL season. As of right now Ratliff is eligible to play in the 2013 NFL season but is currently out with a hamstring injury.
That means that the case would be tried over a year after the incident. Ratliff was arrested January 22nd after running into an 18-wheeler with his pick up truck and eventually a guard rail. He was on State Highway 114 in Grapevine when the accident occurred. Ratliff failed a sobriety test and declined to take a breathalyzer. Grapevine’s Police Department got a warrant to take a sample of his blood and that showed a BAC of 0.16, or twice the legal limit in Texas.
“In this case, fortunately there was not a victim outside that was injured. In any case, we really want to see things get settled quickly because what we want to see is the person who is the accused offender to get over that, to get help,” said MADD’s Jeff Miracle.