A Las Vegas judge granted Thursday a continuance to a hearing to determine if former Las Vegas RaidersWide receiver Henry Ruggs IIIIn state court, he will face felony as well as misdemeanor charges in connection to an fiery car accident that left Ruggs and his girlfriend seriously injured and a 23-year old woman and her dog killed.
Ruggs' attorney David Chesnoff stated that the defense requested a continuance because there was material that needs to be reviewed, and evidence inspected.
The hearing was rescheduled for May 19.
Ruggs is charged with reckless driving and driving under the influences. Ruggs, a former Raiders draft pick, is charged with driving at 156 mph and having a blood alcohol content twice that of Nevada's legal limit. This happened when his Corvette Stingray crashed into Tina Tintor’s Toyota RAV4, igniting into flames. Tintor's dog Max died as well in the crash.
December the Clark County coroner's office determinedTintor, 23 years old, died from “thermal injuries caused by a motor vehicle accident.”
Ruggs could face up to 50 years imprisonment if he is convicted. He was also charged with misdemeanor possession of gun.
Raiders releasedRuggs immediately after the crash that also injured Ruggs' girlfriend Kiara Je’nai Kilgo–Washington.