Henry Ruggs’ BAC Was More Than 2x Legal Limit; Driving 156MPH Seconds Before Fatal Crash

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Henry Ruggs III was released by the Las Vegas Raiders hours after it was reported that he was charged with DUI resulting in death after a fatal car accident miles from the Las Vegas strip in the early hours of the morning on Tuesday.

The former first-round pick was behind the wheel of his Chevrolet Corvette before crashing into the back of a RAV-4 that burst into flames. A 23-year-old woman and her dog lost their lives.

Now, details are surfacing surrounding the accident and they highlight the recklessness of the 22-year-old Ruggs.

Per reports, Ruggs was driving 156 miles per hour seconds before the fatal accident. His car was traveling at 127 miles per hour when the airbags deployed. Ruggs’ blood alcohol level was .161, which is more than twice the legal limit.

“There is no more suspicion. Henry Ruggs made a choice to drive while under the influence and be twice over the legal limit. I have never seen a case in my 41 years of a person who is charged with a crime driving in excess of 150mph,” District Attorney Steve Wolfson told reporters.

Ruggs faces 2 to 20 years in jail as a result of the crash and multiple felonies he has been charged with.

Ruggs, who played college football at Alabama, was the first receiver taken in the 2020 NFL Draft and the No. 12 overall pick.

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