Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) released a statement today in wake of Josh Brent’s 180 days in jail, 10 years probation sentence for intoxication manslaughter.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is shocked and appalled with the sentence handed down to former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent for his intoxication manslaughter conviction in the death of his friend and teammate Jerry Brown. This punishment sends the message that it’s ok to drink and drive—but it’s absolutely not.
Drunk driving is unacceptable and 100 percent preventable, yet each year more than 10,000 people are killed and another 345,000 are injured in drunk driving crashes. MADD wishes that a non-drinking designated driver would’ve been a part of their plans that night, so that Jerry Brown would still be alive today.
I agree with MADD. Brent’s sentence is a joke. The maximum Brent could have received was 20 years and he ends up with six months. Something isn’t right.