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Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III To Be Charged With DUI Resulting In Death After Early Morning Car Crash

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Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III is facing a DUI resulting in death charge after an early Tuesday morning car crash left one person dead, according to the Las Vegas Metro Police Department.

The LVMPD says that it responded to a traffic collision at 3:39 a.m. involving a Corvette and a Toyota RAV4. According to the department, one person in the Toyota was dead and the initial investigation shows that the Corvette collided with the rear of the RAV4. “The driver of the Chevrolet, identified as 22-year-old Henry Ruggs III, remained on scene and showed signs of impairment,” a spokesperson announced.

“He was transported to UMC Hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Ruggs will be charged with DUI resulting in death.”

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Henry Ruggs III (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)

Video from the scene shows a RAV4 that appears to have caught fire while the Corvette suffered significant front-end damage from the collision.

Ruggs, a first-round pick out of Alabama in the 2020 Draft, has 469 reception yards and two touchdowns through seven games for the Raiders.

Las Vegas attorneys David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld released a statement indicating they would be representing the Raiders wide receiver.

“On behalf of our client Henry Ruggs III, we are conducting our own investigation as of this writing and ask everyone to reserve judgement until all the facts are gathered,” the attorneys said in a joint statement released to the press.

Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.

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      • *Most people have driven above the legal limit at some point in their lives, even if it was “just around the block”. Basically anyone who drinks has done so. Anyone saying they have taken a cab or an Uber every single time they had an alcoholic beverage in their lifetime is a liar.

        It’s really not that difficult to get above 0.08%. Depending on weight/tolerance that’s probably like 3-4 beers for the average person. I’m guessing Ruggs was way above that and was probably hauling ass in his C8. That doesn’t change the fact that a lot of y’all are acting like sanctimonious douchers. For all I know Ruggs could be the nicest guy in the world but made a horrible mistake.

        • No one is talking about not having a couple drinks what were talking about here is next level going out blind drunk at 3:30 in the morning and plowing into the back of a car a killing a young girl a mistake is when you burn the toast not this.

  1. The problem is, these star athletes have been told they are invincible and above the rules likely since high school (if not earlier).
    Also, isn’t this one of the main reasons Vegas went so long without a team? Bad luck it happened there but why was he out at 3am on a Monday night

  2. Most important here. One dead and the lives of their family changed forever. One person has ended his career and his life will be hell due to the decision he made………….IF HE WAS IMPAIRED WHEN THIS HAPPENED. Let’s wait for the details. The lesson is do not drive after drinking. There are too many options available.

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