Henry Ruggs III Ordered to Appear in Court After He Missed a Mandatory Alcohol Test

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SJ - November 17, 2021

Former Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III has been ordered to appear in court on Monday.  He reportedly missed one of his four daily alcohol tests.

Ruggs' lawyers say that he performed the test shortly after missing the call for a breath test.  They also blamed the missed test on trouble with testing equipment.

From Sports Illustrated:

A Las Vegas judge ordered former Raiders receiver Henry Ruggs III to appear before her on Monday after learning he missed a required alcohol test while on house arrest following a fatal crash he’s accused of causing by driving drunk at speeds up to 156 mph.

Ruggs’ lawyers told Justice of the Peace Suzan Baucum that Ruggs “self-tested” negative shortly after missing one of his calls for a breath test last week.

Ruggs’ attorney, David Chesnoff, blamed the delay on trouble with testing equipment.

Ruggs, 22, was not in court for the brief hearing Wednesday during which Baucum also told his lawyers she won’t issue a subpoena for fire department records about the fatal Nov. 2 crash and fire. The judge said the attorneys can get those records on their own.

As bad as Ruggs missing a mandatory alcohol test is at least he didn't consult with his doctors on a treatment for an illness.  Then recover from that illness within a few days.

That would be a real reason to get upset.  This is nothing really compared to that.


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