Tuesday, a court decided that Henry Ruggs III’s blood-alcohol test results may be presented as evidence in his DUI accident case. Ruggs was a former wide receiver for the Las Vegas Raiders. Authorities said that only seconds before the horrific collision in November 2021 that left Tina Tintor dead and Ruggs and his female passenger, Kiara Je’nai Kilgo-Washington, injured, the 23-year-old Ruggs was reportedly traveling at 156 mph.
According to prosecutors, Ruggs had a blood alcohol content of 0.16 percent after the collision several miles west of the Las Vegas Strip, which is twice the legal limit for drivers in Nevada. Tuesday, Ruggs’ attorneys contended that police lacked sufficient justification to get a warrant to draw Ruggs’ blood following the collision.
Los Angeles Ann Zimmerman, a justice of the peace, disagreed and rejected the defense’s request to exclude the blood test. Ruggs faces a maximum sentence of more than 50 years in prison if he is found guilty on all counts in this case.