Henry Ruggs was driving 156 MPH before deadly crash: prosecutor

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Henry Ruggs III was driving his Corvette 156 miles per hour seconds before allegedly causing a fiery car crash Tuesday that left a 23-year-old woman dead, Clark County chief deputy district attorney Eric Bauman said in court Wednesday, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Ruggs, the former Raiders receiver who was cut by the team Tuesday night and is facing felony DUI charges, also had a blood alcohol content of .161, Bauman said, according to the Las Vegas Sun. That is more than twice the state’s legal limit of .08.

Henry Ruggs was the driver of the Corvette in deadly car crash in Las Vegas on Nov. 1, 2021.
Henry Ruggs was the driver of the Corvette in deadly car crash in Las Vegas on Nov. 1, 2021.
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Bauman said the speed of Ruggs’ vehicle was 127 mph when the airbags were deployed, and that a dog was killed in the crash.

Ruggs, 22, appeared before a judge in Las Vegas Justice Court in a wheelchair. His mugshot shows him wearing a neck brace with a cut on his nose.

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Henry Ruggs III in his booking photo after allegedly causing a deadly car crash.
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Judge Joe Bonaventure set Ruggs’ bail at $150,000, and ordered him to abstain from alcohol and other controlled substances. He was ordered not to drive and to surrender his passport. Ruggs is due back in court on Nov. 10.

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Henry Ruggs III appears in Las Vegas Justice Court on Nov. 3, 2021.
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“What we have here is a young man who has never been in trouble before,” Ruggs’ attorney David Chesnoff told the court.

Henry Ruggs III is taken out of the courtroom in a wheelchair after making an initial appearance in Las Vegas Justice Court on Nov. 3, 2021.
Henry Ruggs III is taken out of the courtroom in a wheelchair after making an initial appearance in Las Vegas Justice Court on Nov. 3, 2021.
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The fiery aftermath of the crash Henry Ruggs III was involved in.
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Ruggs was traveling with his girlfriend Kiara Kilgo-Washington at the time of the crash.

Washington, who goes by the name Rudy Washington, reportedly suffered injuries. She announced in September that she accepted a position as the head of marketing for the Raiders. The couple share a daughter, Kenzil. who turned one in May.

If convicted, Ruggs’ DUI charge causing death holds a two-to-20 year prison sentence. He could face a sentence of one-to-six years for the reckless driving charge.



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