The Las Vegas Raiders released wide receiver Henry Ruggs III on Tuesday night following his involvement in a predawn vehicle crash that left a woman dead. Ruggs faces felony charges of driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in death and reckless driving, court records show.
He was released from a hospital and taken to jail earlier Tuesday ahead of an initial court appearance scheduled on Wednesday. Ruggs, 22, and his passenger were hospitalized with unspecified injuries that police said did not appear life-threatening after the Chevrolet Corvette he was driving slammed at high speed into the rear of a Toyota Rav4 on a busy thoroughfare in a residential area several miles west of the Las Vegas Strip about 3:40 a.m. Tuesday.
The Toyota burst into flames and the driver and her dog died, police said. Ruggs “showed signs of impairment,” police said in a statement that did not identify the woman who died, the injuries that Ruggs or his passenger received, or the name of Ruggs’ passenger, who remained hospitalized.
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