Former Raider Wide Receiver Charged in Fatal DUI Awaits Court Hearing on House Arrest
A Nevada judge has agreed to allow Henry Ruggs III to stay on house arrest despite missing an alcohol test. The former Las Vegas Raider wide receiver is charged with multiple felonies related to a deadly accident that left one woman dead and his girlfriend injured.
Reports indicate that Ruggs was traveling over 150 miles per hour at the time of the accident on November 2, 2021. Sporting News states that the 22-year-old was driving 156 mph when he rear-ended a Toyota Rav4. The Rav4 was being driven by 23-year-old Tina Tintor who, along with her dog, was killed in the accident.
When law enforcement arrived on the scene at around 3:30 in the morning, the Toyota was on fire. Ruggs reportedly had a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit in Nevada.
Ruggs was released from the Las Vegas Raiders shortly after the incident and charged with multiple felonies including driving under the influence resulting in death or serious injury. He also faces charges of reckless driving and a misdemeanor weapons charge.
The second-year player was released after posting a $150,000 bond and agreeing to several conditions for release. Those conditions included house arrest and abstaining from alcohol. As reported by Sporting News, Ruggs was in court earlier this week after having allegedly missed an alcohol test, but submitted to a remote breath test a short time later.
The judge agreed to allow him to remain on house arrest as he awaits a December hearing on the deadly accident.