SJ - November 3, 2021
Former Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III made his first appearance in court on Wednesday. He had cuts on his face and was wearing a neck brace during the proceedings.
Further details from the fatal crash came out. Ruggs was driving his Corvette at 156 MPH with a blood alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit prior to the accident. His bail was set at $150,000.
From Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Chief Deputy District Attorney Eric Bauman said Ruggs was traveling at 156 mph about 2 seconds before the crash. He was at 127 mph when airbags deployed.
“I cannot recall a speed that high in my career on the bench,” Justice of the Peace Joe Bonaventure said.
The judge then ordered a $150,000 bail for Ruggs and the highest level of electronic monitoring if he is released. Prosecutors had requested a $1 million bail.
Bauman said Ruggs’ blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, and a loaded gun was found in the car. The legal limit for drivers in Nevada is 0.08 percent.
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Holy shit! 156 MPH is absolutely insane when someone is sober let alone drunk. Nothing good was going to happen yesterday morning. Unfortunately his carelessness took someone else's life.
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