Lawyers for Henry Ruggs III have already claimed firefighters waited 20 minutes to extinguish a fire that was sparked after the ex-Las Vegas Raiders player crashed his car into another, killing Tina Tintor and her dog, Max.
Ruggs had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit and was speeding at 156 mph seconds before the crash. The former Las Vegas Raiders WR is facing charges of DUI resulting in death and reckless driving resulting in death in connection with a deadly crash on Nov. 2nd.
According to 8 News Now, his attorneys were in court Wednesday on a motion to get all Clark County Fire Department communications regarding the crash.
“According to court documents, the attorneys are seeking all communication from any member of the Clark County Fire Department who responded to the crash. They are also seeking all communication from a person who responded who may have texted or emailed an employee who was not on the scene.
“Through investigation conducted by the defense, namely the discovery of a percipient witness, it has been revealed that the Clark County Fire Department was in a position to extinguish the vehicle fire while it was in its infancy stages and failed to do,” court documents said.
According to court documents, Ruggs’ lawyers claim “firemen did not attempt to extinguish the fire… for approximately 20 minutes at which time the entire vehicle was engulfed in flames.”
Last week, the Clark County Fire Department issued a statement saying, “There were no delays in the response or in the attack on the fire.”
“The captain on the scene reported that the vehicle was fully involved in fire upon arrival and the passenger compartment was not survivable for anyone inside. There was a continuous rekindle in one area of the car that gave the crews some trouble, which is not unusual in vehicle fires. The captain states there was some material that was dripping, possibly from a fuel line that was reigniting in the passenger-side, rear-wheel area. The fire crews continuously extinguished this area as it reignited.”
Also on Wednesday, a Las Vegas judge ordered Ruggs to appear before her on Monday after learning he missed a required alcohol test while on house arrest.
Ruggs could face a return to jail. 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.
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