Henry Ruggs III Was Driving 156 MPH With a Blood Alcohol Level More than Twice the Legal Limit Prior to Fatal Crash

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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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  • Ibu Profen says:

    >> Holy shit! 156 MPH is absolutely insane when someone is sober let alone drunk.<<

    Guess you have never been to Germany…

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