A Las Vegas judge has ordered Henry Ruggs III to appear in court Monday after learning he missed a required alcohol test while on house arrest following a fatal crash earlier this month.
The former Raiders wide receiver’s lawyers told Judge Suzan Baucum that he “self-tested” negative shortly after missing a call for a breath test last weekend. A note posted later in the court record shows that Ruggs missed a test at 4:41 p.m. Saturday and that he completed “a client-initiated remote breath test” at 6:28 p.m.
He’s currently free on $150,000 bail, and could face a return to jail. He is required to have four-times-a-day alcohol checks while facing felony DUI charges that carry mandatory prison time.
A judge who set his bail at $150,000 warned Ruggs directly that if he didn’t comply with release restrictions, he faced re-arrest.
He is currently under home confinement and is also required to respond to a telephone or text signal by blowing into a device that checks his blood alcohol content.
Prosecutors have said Ruggs’ blood alcohol content after the crash was 0.16%, twice the legal limit for drivers in Nevada. Witnesses on the scene after his fiery wreck noted that they heard screams and tried to rescue Tina Tintor and her dog, but were turned back by heat, flames and smoke.
Ruggs also faces two felony reckless driving counts and a misdemeanor weapon charge after police said a loaded handgun was found in his wrecked sports car.
The Las Vegas Raiders wasted little time in releasing him from their roster.
Ruggs was selected by them in the 2020 NFL draft from Alabama, where he helped the Crimson Tide win the 2017 NCAA championship.