Wednesday morning’s preliminary hearing for Henry Ruggs III, a former wide receiver for the Las Vegas Raiders who is charged with causing a fatal DUI accident that claimed the life of a young woman, was postponed a fifth time.
When it was revealed that the hearing would be postponed until sometime in October, Ruggs was scheduled to show up in court for the Wednesday hearing. The hearing’s goal was to decide if the state had enough evidence to bring a case against him.
First Team: According to police, Henry Rogues III was traveling at 156 mph before the plane crash that claimed the lives of a woman and a dog.
In the early morning hours of November 2, 2021, Tina Tintor, 23, and her dog perished in a terrible accident that was allegedly caused by Roggs, 23, who was driving his Corvette at 156 mph and colliding with Tintor’s vehicle.
When Raggs last appeared in court in July, his attorneys argued that the police lacked a valid justification for taking a blood sample. The judge did decide to allow the test results as evidence, though. Ruggs’ blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit of 0.161, according to court documents.
Ruggs’ blood test will be accepted as proof by the judge in the deadly crash case.
Ruggs is accused with driving under the influence that caused his death, his serious bodily harm, and two charges of careless driving that caused his death or serious bodily harm. He was also charged with a misdemeanor for possession of a firearm while under the influence.
Following the incident, Ruggs was cut by the Raiders. He was being electronically monitored while under home arrest.