The preliminary hearing centered on Henry Ruggs’ felony DUI case has been formally postponed until Thursday. His attorney gave his reason as to why in an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
“David Chesnoff, one of Ruggs’ attorneys, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that ‘various inspections’ still have to occur, but he did not elaborate,” writes Katelyn Newberg of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Ruggs’ attorneys were granted a motion to continue “for inspections that still need to occur.” Chesnoff asked for more time to examine evidence that police say shows Ruggs was driving 156 mph with a blood-alcohol level twice the Nevada legal limit.
The former Las Vegas WR is accused of driving under the influence when his Chevrolet Corvette crashed into Tina Tintor’s Toyota Rav-4 and causing it to explode as Tintor and her dog burned to death.
Ruggs’ passenger, Kiara Jenai Kilgo-Washington, was also injured. Authorities have alleged Ruggs had a blood-alcohol content of .161 and was driving 156 miles per hour just seconds before the crash.
He is charged with DUI resulting in death, DUI resulting in substantial bodily and two counts of reckless driving, all felonies, plus misdemeanor possession of a gun under the influence of alcohol.
Ruggs faces a mandatory two years in prison and maybe more than 50 years if he’s convicted.
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