Ex-Raider Ruggs Trial Over Fatal Vegas Crash Trial Postponed

Ex-Raider Ruggs Trial Over Fatal Vegas Crash Trial Postponed

A court hearing was adjourned Wednesday in the case that former Las Vegas Raiders player Henry Ruggs was involved in a fatal crash while drunk driving his sports car at 156 mph last November on a residential street.

The prosecutor and defense attorney told the Las Vegas judge that an important police report on the traffic accident on November 2 last year that caused the fire that killed 23-year-old Tina Tintor and her dog Max has not yet been completed.

Ruggs did not attend the hearing. He was under house arrest for 10 months on $150,000 bail and under strict conditions, including an alcohol test.

Justice of the Peace Anne Zimmerman rescheduled the preliminary hearing to October 12 after prosecutor Eric Bauman said the police detective in charge of the investigation was preparing “the longest and most comprehensive report he has ever done.”

Earlier court hearings were postponed several times.

Las Vegas Police investigators work at the scene of a fatal crash on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 in Las Vegas. A woman died in a car accident, while Ruggs and his passenger were injured. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

A judge will be asked to decide whether the 23-year-old former NFL Draft will face trial on charges that could lead to a mandatory two years and possibly more than 50 years in prison if found guilty.

Ruggs is accused of having double the Nevada legal alcohol limit after a pre-dawn crash. He faces multiple felonies for drunk driving, as well as reckless driving and gun possession charges after police reported finding a loaded gun in his wrecked Chevrolet Corvette.

Ruggs and his girlfriend Jenai Kilgo-Washington were hospitalized after the accident. A few hours later, Ruggs was freed by the raiders.

He was called up from Alabama in 2020 and signed a four-year rookie contract worth over $16 million.

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