Bail set at $150K in deadly DUI crash involving former Raider Henry Ruggs.
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Ex-Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was traveling 156 mph prior to the crash that claimed the life of a 23-year-old woman.
Prosecutors said his blood-alcohol level was 0.16, which is twice the legal limit.
Ruggs’ made his first appearance before a judge in Las Vegas Justice Court at 9 a.m. Wednesday in a wheelchair.
Judge Joe Bonaventure set his bail at $150,000 although the state had requested a $1 million bond. Ruggs was ordered to abstain from alcohol and other controlled substances.
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He was ordered not to drive and to surrender his passport. Bonaventure said, in his career on the bench, he couldn’t recall seeing a speed that high.
The 22-year-old is facing felony charges of DUI causing death and reckless driving for a fiery crash that left a 23-year-old Tina Tintor dead Tuesday morning. Her identity has not been released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
The crash happened at Rainbow Boulevard near Spring Valley Parkway when Ruggs’ Corvette rear-ended her Toyota RAV4 causing it to burst into flames and trapping the woman inside. Police said both vehicles were traveling northbound on Rainbow when Ruggs, whose accused of speeding, veered into the right lane, crashing into the woman’s car.
Ruggs’ girlfriend, Kiara Kilgo-Washington, who uses the name Rudy Washington, was in the car with him and suffered injuries in the crash.