The country is well aware that Henry Ruggs was not on his best behavior when he drunkingly reached speeds of 154 MPH and killed a young woman and her dog as a result.
It appears he was no better towards police and hospital staff who were simply trying to help him. The former Las Vegas Raiders WR reportedly ‘yelled at hospital staff and police as they tried to help him.’
Via the report:
“When police went to speak with Ruggs at UMC, he told them to “get him out of here,” the report said. He also told the investigating officer he did not remember what happened, responding “no” several times.
Ruggs then told police he was going home at the time of the crash.
“When I asked Ruggs to clarify, he just repeated, ‘home, home,’ and then began mumbling,” the officer wrote in the report, noting his speech was slurred and he mumbled. The officer described his speech as “not understandable” and his attitude as “unresponsive.”
His behavior only got worse as he tried to tear the IVs out of his arm.
“As medical staff advised Ruggs to stop removing the medical equipment, Ruggs began to yell, ‘Get me the **** out of here,’” the report said. “Ruggs continued to yell from his bed and refused to listen to hospital staff and yelled they were not doing anything for him.”
Police investigating Ruggs for suspected DUI wrote that he would not cooperate.
“As I spoke with Ruggs I asked if he would open his eyes,” the report said. “At that time, Ruggs refused to answer any questions nor cooperate by opening his eyes.”
Ruggs’ girlfriend, Rudy Washington, informed police they had previously been at Top Golf and had been drinking. She had no clue how many drinks he had before they took off.
According to her, Ruggs said, “What is this guy doing?” He then began braking, the car slid and collided with the other vehicle, killing its driver. His car impacted with a 23-year-old woman at 127 MPH.
The 22-year-old is facing felony charges of DUI causing death and reckless driving.