What are FIVE charges against Henry Ruggs III? Here's how long he could be in prison
The tragic death of Tina Tintor, 23, and her three-year-old golden retriever Max in a car crash has been the biggest news this week. Former Las Vegas Raiders' player Henry Ruggs III crashed his Chevrolet Corvette into her Toyota Rav-4 at 3.39 am on November 2 and both the vehicles ended up being sent 500 feet down the road from the impact. All attempts to save Tintor who was still breathing after the accident turned futile after the car caught fire and went up in flames in a matter of seconds leading to her and Max burning to death. Ruggs has been charged in the case and has been handed five charges and if convicted he could end up in jail for a long time.
A video emerged of Ruggs sitting on the curb a few feet away from Tintor's burning car, crying, as his girlfriend Rudy Washington who has also suffered serious injuries screamed for help. He was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries and the next morning he made his first appearance in court on a wheelchair. Shocking details from the crash emerged after an investigation where it was revealed he was driving at 156mph just two seconds before the crash. His blood-alcohol content was twice the permissible limit and he was going 127 mph when the airbags deployed. A loaded gun was also found in the car.
What are the five charges against Henry Ruggs III?
Henry Ruggs III has been handed five charges, four of which are felonies including one felony DUI resulting in death, and one misdemeanor, according to court records. TMZ Sports reported he could spend 46 years in jail if convicted on all counts. Ruggs was released from jail in the evening on November 3 after posting a $150,000 bond and was placed under house arrest where he's been tested for alcohol four times a day. This is because he has been exempted from wearing an ankle monitor because of his injuries.
According to the conditions of the bail, Ruggs is not allowed to consume alcohol or any controlled substances neither is he allowed to drive any sort of vehicle. He has surrendered his passport and is required to not leave Las Vegas. He is scheduled to arrive in court on November 10 where the conditions of his house arrest will be reviewed. The athlete has also hired Robert Durst's lawyers for his case who have asked "everyone to reserve judgment until all the facts are gathered."