GRAPEVINE (January 28, 2013)--Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit the night he was arrested after a car accident, police said Monday.
Grapevine police said Ratliff's blood-alcohol level was measured at 0.16 percent.
Texas' drunken-driving standard is 0.08 percent.
Ratliff was arrested last week after a late-night accident in Grapevine, about 20 miles northwest of Dallas.
Ratliff's pickup truck sideswiped a semitrailer truck.
He later failed a field sobriety test, police said.
Ratliff refused a breath test, but police obtained a warrant for a blood sample.
His arrest came weeks after fellow Cowboy Josh Brent was indicted on an intoxicated manslaughter count in the Dec. 8 crash that killed his friend and Cowboys practice squad player Jerry Brown.