Former Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III to plead guilty to 2 counts in fatal crash
Justice often moves slowly. In the case of Henry Ruggs III, the former Raiders first round pick, it’s been a year and a half since the car crash in which he was allegedly traveling at a rate of 156 miles per hour and plowed into the back of another vehicle resulting in the death of 23-year-old Tina Tintor and her Golden Retriever Max.
Today we approach a conclusion to the case, with Ruggs expected to plead Guilty to DUI Resulting in Death and Misdemeanor Vehicular Manslaughter. This according to a report by ESPN. The official plea will be made May 10 in a Las Vegas courtroom.
The plea agreement carries with it a sentence of three to ten years in the Nevada State Prison.
Initially the case the state brought included two counts of reckless driving along with DUI causing substantial harm which was with regard to the injuries sustained to his girlfriend who was in the car with him. If convicted on all those charges, his sentence carried up to 50 years in prison.
Those charges were dropped as part of the plea agreement.
Ruggs blood alcohol level at the time of the crash is not known, as he refused to take a field sobriety test. However, when he took one two hours later, it was still twice the legal limit.