LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A preliminary hearing for former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III, who is accused of causing a deadly DUI crash that claimed the life of a young woman, was rescheduled for the fifth time Wednesday morning.
Ruggs was scheduled to appear in court for the hearing on Wednesday when it was announced that the date would be moved again to sometime in October. The purpose of the hearing was to determine whether the state has enough evidence to put him on trial.
Ruggs, 23, is accused of driving his Corvette 156 mph and crashing into Tina Tintor’s car causing a fiery crash that killed the 23-year-old woman and her dog in the early morning hours of Nov. 2, 2021.
Ruggs’ last court appearance was in July when his attorneys argued police didn’t have a legal reason to do a blood draw. However, the judge ruled the results of the test would be allowed as evidence. According to court records, the blood-alcohol test showed that Ruggs was more than twice the legal limit at 0.161.
Ruggs is charged with DUI resulting in death, DUI resulting in substantial bodily harm, and two counts of reckless driving resulting in death or substantial bodily injury. He was also charged with a misdemeanor count for possession of a firearm while under the influence.
Ruggs was released from the Raiders after the crash. He has been on house arrest with electronic monitoring.