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Ex-raider Ruggs Has Had His Hearing in the Tragic Las Vegas Crash Case Reset!
Henry Ruggs, a former player for the Las Vegas Raiders, is accused of causing a deadly accident last November while driving his sports car drunk at 156 mph down a residential street. The case was scheduled to go to trial on Wednesday, but the hearing was postponed.
Both the state’s attorney and the defense counsel told the Las Vegas court that the missing police report was vital to understanding what happened the night of November 2nd, when a rear-end collision caused the fire that killed 23-year-old Tina Tintor and her companion dog, Max.
— Las Vegas News (@LasVegas_NV_USA) September 7, 2022
Ruggs was not present for the proceeding. He was released on a $150,000 bond with tight terms, including alcohol checks, and has been under house arrest for 10 months.
Prosecutor Eric Bauman said the lead police detective was writing “the longest and most complete report he’s ever done,” so Justice of the Peace Ann Zimmerman postponed the preliminary hearing until October 12.
There have been previous postponements of court proceedings.
The 23-year-old former first-round NFL draught pick is asking the judge to decide whether or not he will stand trial on charges that carry a minimum sentence of two years in prison and a maximum sentence of more than 50 years.
After the early morning crash, Ruggs is suspected of having a blood-alcohol level double the Nevada legal limit. After discovering a loaded weapon in his totaled Chevrolet Corvette, police have charged him with numerous counts of felony driving under the influence and reckless driving as well as misdemeanor gun possession.
As a result of the collision, both Ruggs and his partner Je’nai Kilgo-Washington needed medical attention. It took the Raiders a few hours, but they eventually cut Ruggs loose.
The four-year, over $16 million rookie contract he earned after being picked out of Alabama in 2020.