Henry Ruggs III is facing two additional felony charges as well as a misdemeanor following his involvement in a fiery car crash early Tuesday morning that left a 23-year-old woman and her dog dead.
Ruggs initially faced being charged with felony driving under the influence resulting in death and reckless driving after prosecutors said he was driving 156 mph and had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit in the state of Nevada.
Prosecutors now have decided to charge thr 22-year-old with additional felony counts of DUI and reckless driving due to the injuries suffered by his passenger, girlfriend Kiara Je’nai Kilgo-Washington. On top of that, he is receiving a charge for possessing a gun under the influence.
“Henry Ruggs III was also charged Friday with possessing a gun under the influence of alcohol,” Raiders reporter Vic Tafur said. “That’s in addition to DUI resulting in death, DUI resulting in substantial bodily harm and two reckless driving charges. The former Raider is now facing up to 46 years in prison.”
Ruggs was ordered a $150,000 bail and the “highest level of electronic monitoring” if released.
Despite releasing him, Raiders owner Mark Davis made it clear the team isn’t going to abandon him.
“We released Henry Ruggs the football player,” Davis said via the Review Journal. “Henry Ruggs is still a human being and Raider alumni and somebody that we want to help. We’ll be there for him.”
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