Police: Raiders’ Ruggs to Face DUI Case in Vegas Fatal Crash

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LAS VEGAS—Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III is facing a driving nether the power complaint aft a fiery conveyance clang aboriginal Tuesday successful Las Vegas that near a pistillate dormant and Ruggs and his pistillate rider injured, authorities said.

According to police, Ruggs was driving a Chevrolet Corvette a small earlier 3:40 a.m. erstwhile it crashed into the rear of a Toyota Rav4 connected a engaged thoroughfare successful a residential country respective miles westbound of the Las Vegas Strip.

The Toyota caught occurrence and the operator died, constabulary said. She was not instantly identified.

Ruggs, 22, “showed signs of impairment,” constabulary said successful a connection that said helium volition beryllium charged with felony DUI resulting successful death.

Raiders Ruggs Vehicle Crash Football Las Vegas Metro Police investigators enactment astatine the country of a fatal clang successful Las Vegas, connected Nov. 2, 2021. (Eric Jamison/AP Photo)

Ruggs and his pistillate rider were hospitalized. Ruggs’ injuries were described by officials arsenic not life-threatening. His pistillate rider was not instantly identified.

Charges were not instantly filed. Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said helium was alert of the clang and would await results of the constabulary investigation.

Probation is not an enactment successful Nevada for a condemnation connected a complaint of DUI causing death, which carries a imaginable condemnation of 2 to 20 years successful authorities prison.

Ruggs’ attorneys, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, said that connected behalf of their lawsuit they besides were investigating the clang “and inquire everyone to reserve judgement until each the facts are gathered.”

Raiders Ruggs Vehicle Crash Football Las Vegas Metro Police investigators enactment astatine the country of a fatal clang successful Las Vegas, connected Nov. 2, 2021. (Eric Jamison/AP Photo)

The Raiders released a connection saying the squad is alert of the clang involving Ruggs. “We are devastated by the nonaccomplishment of beingness and our thoughts and prayers spell retired to the victim’s family,” the squad said. “We are successful the process of gathering accusation and volition person nary further remark astatine this time.”

NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy issued a connection saying, “Our hearts spell retired to the household and friends of the unfortunate of this horrific tragedy. We volition proceed to stitchery facts and show the substance nether our policies, but our thoughts astatine this clip are with those impacted by this devastating incident.”

Ruggs is simply a second-year wide receiver who was taken 12th wide successful the 2020 draught aft a productive three-year vocation astatine Alabama, including helping the Crimson Tide triumph the nationalist title arsenic a freshman successful 2017.

Henry Ruggs III Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III heads disconnected the tract aft an NFL shot crippled against the Philadelphia Eagles successful Las Vegas, connected Oct. 24, 2021. (Rick Scuteri/AP Photo)

Ruggs has 24 catches for a team-high 469 yards and 2 touchdowns this season. As a rookie successful 2020, helium had 26 catches for 452 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Ruggs, from Montgomery, Alabama, caught 12 passes for 229 yards and six touchdowns arsenic a freshman with Alabama successful 2017. He caught a 6-yard touchdown walk from Tua Tagovailoa successful the 26-23 triumph against Georgia successful the title game.

The clang occurred 3 weeks aft Jon Gruden abruptly resigned arsenic Raiders manager implicit emails helium sent earlier being hired by the squad successful 2018. Gruden stepped down aft The New York Times reported that helium often utilized misogynistic and homophobic connection successful those emails directed astatine Commissioner Roger Goodell and others.

The AFC West-leading Raiders (5-2) person won 2 successful a enactment nether interim manager Rich Bisaccia and present instrumentality to the tract this week without their starring receiver successful yardage. They’ll sojourn the New York Giants (2-6) connected Sunday.

By Ken Ritter

The Associated Press


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