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Henry Ruggs III, a former wide receiver for the Las Vegas Raiders, is facing five charges including four felonies in connection to a fatal accident that resulted in the deaths of Tina Tintor, 23, and her dog, early Tuesday morning.
According to TMZ Sports, DUI resulting death, DUI resulting substantial bodily injury, and two reckless driving charges are the felonies.
Ruggs was also charged with possessing an alcohol-impaired gun, which is a misdemeanor.
According to Vic Tafur of The Athletic Ruggs could spend up to 46 years behind bars.
Ruggs, 22, is accused of hitting Tintor's car at 127 mph while driving as fast as 156 mph.
Eric Bauman, Clark County's Chief Deputy District Attorney, stated to the court that Ruggs' blood alcohol content was.16 percent. This is twice the legal limit according to Katelyn Newberg, Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Justice of the Peace Joe Bonaventure ordered Ruggs to be held on $150,000 bail. Ruggs posted bond, and was at home Wednesday evening. Bonaventure ordered that Ruggs be placed under the highest level possible of electronic surveillance.
Rudy Washington was Ruggs' girlfriend at the time. According to Jaclyn Diaz, she sustained a severe arm injury and required surgery.
According to Newberg, Ruggs was driving his 2020 Chevrolet Corvette along Rainbow Boulevard when he changed lanes and struck Tintor's Toyota Rav4 from the rear.
The Toyota was engulfed by flames and was subsequently pushed over 570 feet.
Ruggs was in the middle a second NFL season and was released by the Raiders on Tuesday evening.