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Henry Ruggs III was travelling at 156 mph when he crashed into a tree early Tuesday morning, killing one person, Eric Bauman, the prosecutor, stated during Ruggs' first court appearance Wednesday. Per Katelyn Newberg, the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Bauman stated that the former Las Vegas Raiders receiver had blood alcohol levels of.161, more than twice the legal limit. He also was in possession a firearm according to Hector Mejia, 8News.
A Wednesday booking photo showed Ruggs wearing a neck brace.
According to the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, Ruggs was in the collision on Tuesday at 3:39 AM.
The Raiders released the receiver Tuesday evening.
According to Caroline Bleakley, 8News, Ruggs' attorney David Chesnoff said Wednesday that he had "a young man who is not in trouble before."
Ruggs faces charges of reckless driving and driving under the influence. Per Bleakley Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson stated that Ruggs could face additional charges including a second felony DUI because Ruggs' girlfriend, Kiara Kilgo Washington, was a passenger in his car and sustained serious injuries.
Ruggs was released on $150,000 bail. He was also ordered to not drive and abstain from alcohol. Ruggs could be sentenced to up to 20 years imprisonment for DUI and six years for reckless driving if convicted.
After being selected with No. 12th overall selection in the 2020 draft from Alabama.