WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- NFL’s Henry Ruggs was reportedly spotted partying in Las Vegas before his deadly crash that killed a woman and her dog.
- Ruggs, who was driving his Corvette Stingray at 156 mph prior to the collision, had a blood-alcohol content of 0.161.
- Ruggs was dropped by the Las Vegas Raiders on Tuesday afternoon.
NFL star Henry Ruggs III was seen partying in Las Vegas hours before his deadly high-speed crash. The former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver was also seen yelling at cops and refusing to take sobriety tests.
Ruggs, 22, was driving his Corvette Stingray at 156 mph prior to the collision, and hit Tina Tintor’s car at 127 mph, according to reports. Tintor, 23, and her dog were killed at the scene.
Ruggs’ girlfriend, Kiara Kilgo-Washington was seriously injured in the crash. She had uploaded footage of Ruggs playing at TopGolf earlier on Tuesday night.
The pair were reportedly drinking mai tais at the resort, before leaving to go to a friend’s house, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Ruggs allegedly crashed into Tintor’s Toyota RAV4 with so much force that it burst into flames and spun out for nearly 520 feet, the outlet reported.
Witnesses said Tintor was screaming but the fire made it impossible to save her and her dog.
Reportedly, Ruggs refused to take a field sobriety test. He also yelled at cops who came to interview him at University Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries. Ruggs told officers to “get him out of here” and repeatedly yelled “No!” when they asked if he remembered what had happened, according to a police report obtained by KLAS.
A blood draw revealed Ruggs’ blood-alcohol level was 0.161 — twice the legal limit.
Ruggs, who was the Raiders’ first-round NFL draft pick last year, was dropped by his team late Tuesday.
On Wednesday, Ruggs was still in a neck brace as he was pushed in a wheelchair into his first court appearance pending felony charges of driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in death and reckless driving.
Source: New York Post