Ruggs’ lawyer says he’s watching police body video after crash | Wire Ap
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An attorney for former Las Vegas Raiders player Henry Ruggs told a judge he received video from a body-worn camera by police who arrived after a high-speed crash that killed a woman.
The former NFL wide receiver did not have to appear in court Thursday with his attorney, David Chesnoff, before a March 10 preliminary hearing on evidence that will determine whether Ruggs will stand trial in state court.
Outside of court, Chesnoff said he has yet to view all of the video footage from the Nov. 2 crash.
Ruggs, 23, a former first-round NFL draft pick, is under house arrest with electronic GPS and alcohol monitors. He faces charges of driving under the influence and reckless driving that would cost him two mandatory years and possibly more than 50 years in prison if convicted. He is also charged with possession of firearms.
The Raiders freed Ruggs hours after the vehicle wreckage and fire killed 23-year-old Tina Tintor and injured Ruggs and his girlfriend, Kiara Je’nai Kilgo-Washington.
Ruggs is accused of driving at 156 mph (251 km/h) with a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit in Nevada before his Chevrolet Corvette crashed into Tintor’s vehicle on a residential boulevard.
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