Former NFL First-Round Draft Pick Sentenced to Prison for Fatal Drunk Driving Accident
Former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III has been sentenced to a minimum of three years and a maximum of ten years in state pr...
Former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III sentenced to prison
Former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III has been sentenced to a minimum of three years and a maximum of ten years in state prison. Ruggs pled guilty to two charges stemming from a drunk driving accident that caused the death of a woman.
Details of the accident
In a tragic incident, Henry Ruggs, a first-round draft pick in 2020, was involved in a high-speed car crash in 2021. Ruggs was driving his Corvette Stingray at a speed of 156 mph when he collided with Tina Tintor's Toyota RAV4. The impact of the crash sent Tintor's vehicle flying 571 feet. Ruggs' girlfriend was also injured in the accident. Shockingly, a blood test conducted two hours after the crash revealed that Ruggs had a blood alcohol content of 0.161, which is more than twice the legal limit in Nevada.
Ruggs' apology and acknowledgement
Henry Ruggs, a former NFL player, apologized to the parents and family of the victim, Ms. Tintor, in court on Wednesday. He expressed his sincere apologies for the pain and suffering caused by his actions. Ruggs acknowledged that his actions do not define his true character.
DUI charge resulting in death
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III is facing a DUI charge resulting in death, according to District Attorney Steven Wolfson. This charge is considered the most serious charge allowed by law in cases where a person is killed by a drunk driver. Ruggs' lawyers have challenged the charge based on the result of a blood draw.
Outcome of the case
The content provided is a statement from a prosecutor named Wolfson regarding the outcome of a case involving former NFL player Henry Ruggs. The statement acknowledges that the outcome may not be sufficient to punish Ruggs for the loss suffered by the Tintor family. However, there was a concern that the court would suppress the result of a blood draw, which would have resulted in losing the felony DUI charge. As a result, Ruggs is sentenced to up to 10 years in prison on a felony DUI conviction, bringing closure to the Tintor family.
Ruggs' current situation
The article informs readers that the day after the crash involving former Las Vegas Raiders player Henry Ruggs III, he was released from prison after posting a $150,000 bond. However, the Raiders have since cut ties with him. Ruggs has been placed under house arrest and is only permitted to leave his residence twice a week to work out. He will remain under house arrest until his sentencing.
Background information on Ruggs
Henry Ruggs III, a former receiver for the Las Vegas Raiders, was involved in a fatal car crash. Ruggs, who was a standout player at the University of Alabama, was drafted by the Raiders in 2020. At the time of the accident, Ruggs was leading the team in receiving yards. Zach Jewell contributed to the report.