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Raiders’ Henry Ruggs to be charged with DUI resulting in death

The fatal crash occurred at 3:39 a.m. on Tuesday in Las Vegas

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UPDATED at 1:33 p.m.

Ruggs has posted bond.

UPDATED at 9:06 a.m. PT, Nov. 3:

Ruggs has made his first court appearance.

Here are some details and they disturbing. Ruggs was reportedly driving at 156 m.p.h. before the crash, with a blood alcohol level that was twice the legal limit and a loaded gun in the car. According to Fox 5 KVVU-TV in Las Vegas, the judge set bail at $150,000, with electronic monitoring. As part of the stipulations, Ruggs must also wear a device to monitor drinking and other controlled substances. He cannot drive and must surrender his passport.

The victim has been identified as Tina O. Tintor, 23, of Las Vegas. Our condolences go out to her family and friends.

UPDATED at 3.42 p.m. PT, Nov. 2:

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Ruggs has been released from hospital and booked on charges of DUI resulting in substantial bodily harm and reckless driving resulting in death or substantial bodily harm.

PREVIOUSLY:

The Las Vegas Metro Police Department has confirmed that Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III will be charged with DUI resulting in a death stemming from a fatal crash in a residential area a few miles west of the Las Vegas Strip early Tuesday morning.

Ruggs, 22, was the No. 12 overall draft pick out of Alabama in the 2020 draft.

According to local news reports and ESPN, Ruggs’ Corvette ran into a Toyota RAV4 near the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard and Spring Valley Parkway at 3:39 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The Toyota burst into flames and a deceased body was found inside. Ruggs remained on the scene of the accident when law enforcement arrived. He showed signs of impairment.

The Associated Press reported the deceased victim was a female and a female passenger in Ruggs’ car was hurt as well. Ruggs’ passenger was his girlfriend.

UPDATE: The deceased victim was 23 years old.

Ruggs was then taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to Nevada state law, conviction of drunk driving results in death carries a minimum of two years in state prison with a maximum of 20 years. Ruggs’ attorney has released a statement, saying he will investigate the crash.

The Raiders released this statement on the situation:

The NFL released this statement Tuesday afternoon:

The Raiders return to practice on Wednesday in preparation to play at the New York Giants on Sunday. It is not yet known what Ruggs’ immediate status with the team or the NFL as a whole.