Henry Ruggs Charged With Four Felonies After Fatal Car Crash

The former Raiders receiver Henry Ruggs III was billed on Wednesday with 4 felonies and a misdemeanor for his role in a crash last week in Las Vegas that killed a lady.

Ruggs, 22, did not seem at the listening to in Las Vegas Justice Courtroom, where by he was formally charged with two counts of driving underneath the impact causing dying or substantial hurt. He was also charged with two counts of reckless driving, which is regarded a felony in Nevada if it success in death or bodily damage.

Steve Wolfson, the Clark County district lawyer, explained to reporters just after the listening to that the additional felony counts were being added because the passenger in Ruggs’s auto, his girlfriend, Kiara Washington, was injured.

Ruggs did not enter a plea on Wednesday.

Each and every D.U.I. count is punishable by two to 20 decades in jail and a fantastic of $2,000 to $5,000. Each and every reckless driving count carries a penalty of a person to six a long time in jail and a high-quality in the exact same total. If Ruggs is convicted of the D.U.I. expenses, Wolfson’s office environment claimed, he ought to be sentenced to prison — he can’t get probation.

Ruggs was also charged with possessing a gun when underneath the affect of medication or alcoholic beverages, a misdemeanor punishable in Nevada by a most of 6 months in prison or up to $1,000 in fines, or both.

One of Ruggs’s attorneys, David Chesnoff, did not consider concerns right after the listening to from reporters but urged the community not to prejudge the facts in the case and “to let them do their function in the courtroom.”

The collision happened, the law enforcement claimed, on Nov. 2 close to 3:40 a.m. when the sports activities vehicle Ruggs was driving slammed into an S.U.V. The hearth department was called to the scene, the police mentioned, where by it found Tina Tintor, 23, dead in her motor vehicle. Her pet dog was also killed. In accordance to the district attorney’s business office, Ruggs experienced been driving as quickly as 156 miles for every hour. After his original courtroom visual appearance, on Nov. 3, Wolfson informed reporters that Ruggs’s blood alcohol degree was .16, or 2 times Nevada’s authorized limit.

The Raiders produced Ruggs on Nov. 2.