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Henry Ruggs III Faces More Charges In Connection With Fatal Crash

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Former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III is facing two additional felony charges and a misdemeanor charge following his involvement in a fiery fatal car crash early Tuesday morning.

The 22-year-old was arrested Tuesday afternoon after police said he was driving the Chevrolet Corvette that hit 23-year-old Tina Tintor’s Toyota RAV4 causing the SUV to immediately catch fire. Police say Ruggs showed signs of visible impairment.

Ruggs was booked just after 2 p.m. Tuesday and officially charged with DUI Resulting in Substantial Bodily Harm and reckless driving resulting in death or substantial bodily harm — both felony charges, OutKick previously reported.

Ruggs made his initial court appearance on Wednesday morning where the district attorney said the former Raiders receiver was traveling at 156 mph about two seconds before the crash, traveling 127 mph when airbags deployed, and that his blood-alcohol level was 0.16.

Surveillance video shows Ruggs traveling at a high rate of speed down a Las Vegas road before crashing his Corvette into a RAV4, OutKick previously reported.

Prosecutors have decided to charge Ruggs with additional felony counts of DUI and reckless driving due to the injuries suffered by his passenger — Ruggs’ girlfriend Kiara Je’nai Kilgo-Washington, also known as Rudy — according to court records.

Ruggs’ additional charges, reflected in the Clark County case details. The Register of Actions in Ruggs’ case through Nov. 6 can be seen here, courtesy of Clark County Clerk of Courts.

The misdemeanor charge is possession of a firearm while under the influence, stemming from a loaded gun found in Ruggs’ car at the scene. His new charges, according to court records, are listed below:

  1. DUI of alcohol and/or controlled or prohibited substance, resulting in death
    • [53908] 484C.430 Felony 11/05/2021
  2. Reckless driving
    • r/DoSBH [53896] 484B.653.9 Felony 11/02/2021
  3. DUI of alcohol and/or controlled or prohibited substance, result in substantial bodily harm
    • [53906] 484C.430 Felony 11/02/2021
  4. Reckless driving
    • r/DoSBH [53896] 484B.653.9 Felony 11/05/2021
  5. Poss gun under infl of alc/drug
    • [51427] 202.257 Misdemeanor 11/05/2021

Ruggs was released on $150,000 bail and is being monitored electronically after giving up his passport. ESPN reports he could be facing a maximum of 46 years in prison.

Ruggs’ conditions of release. The Register of Actions in Ruggs’ case through Nov. 6 can be seen here, courtesy of Clark County Clerk of Courts.

OutKick previously reported a video that reportedly was filmed just hours before the former Raiders wide receiver crashed his Corvette into a RAV4, showing the 22-year-old hitting golf balls at Top Golf.

He is confined to his home, is not allowed to drive or consume alcohol and is scheduled to appear in court for a status hearing Wednesday, the case actions state.

The Raiders (5-2) will face the New York Giants (2-6) at MetLife Stadium for their Week 9 matchup on Sunday at 10 a.m. PST.

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Written by Meg Turner

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