LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs is expected to plead guilty in a deadly DUI crash case, according to his attorneys.
Ruggs is accused of driving more than 150 mph under the influence and crashing into a car killing 23-year-old Tina Tintor and her dog in Nov. 2021. Prosecutors said Ruggs’ blood alcohol level was 0.16 twice the legal limit.
Ruggs’ attorneys, who appeared in court Tuesday morning, waived his right to a preliminary hearing which was set to take place on Thursday. David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld told the court the former Raiders player will enter his plea during a court hearing on Wednesday, May 10, and will plead guilty to one count of felony DUI causing death and one count of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. He could face three to 10 years in prison.
“This is the first step toward a fair resolution to this matter and we look forward to closure for all
the parties involved,” said Chesnoff and Schonfeld in a statement.
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