Las Vegas Crime Roundup: Henry Ruggs Booked at Prison
Posted on: August 22, 2023, 12:53h.
Last updated on: August 22, 2023, 09:48h.
Former NFL player Henry Ruggs III has been incarcerated at Nevada’s High Desert State Prison, according to a recent report.
Ruggs, 24, was booked at the correctional facility located near Indian Springs, Nev., the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. The complex is located about 40 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
This week, the Nevada Department of Corrections released his booking photo to the media. Details on where he was placed in the prison were not released.
DUI Plea Deal
On August 9, Ruggs was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison following a plea deal in which he pled guilty to DUI resulting in death and vehicular manslaughter. His plea stems from a deadly crash on Las Vegas’s Rainbow Boulevard where Tina Tintor, 23, and her dog perished in November 2021.
Prosecutors said he was driving as fast as 156 mph moments before the collision.
Other charges against Ruggs were dropped, including reckless driving, driving under the influence, causing substantial injury, and a gun charge. A loaded firearm was found in his Corvette after the accident. Ruggs faced up to 50 years in prison if he had been convicted of those dropped charges, prosecutors said.
His blood alcohol level was 0.16% after the collision, which is twice the legal limit in Nevada.
Before being sentenced, Ruggs apologized to Tintor’s family, his former team (the Las Vegas Raiders), and his relatives.
O.J. Simpson Questions Sentence
The sentence earlier this month was questioned by former NFL star and celebrity O. J. Simpson.
You’re driving a car at roughly 160 miles per hour on a public street and end up killing a girl and her dog and you get three to ten years?” Simpson posted on social media.
Simpson noted own his prison sentence was for between nine and 33 years.
Simpson referred to his conviction for the armed robbery of sports memorabilia from a room at the Palace Station Casino in September 2007.
Boulder Station Casino Motorist Critically Injured
An unnamed driver suffered critical injuries on Monday after his car struck a wall in a parking lot at the Boulder Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
The injuries to the 32-year-old were described as “life-threatening,” according to Las Vegas TV station KLAS.
It appears he was driving a 2003 Honda Accord at about 7:40 p.m. on Monday in a parking lot east of Boulder Station Casino when he smashed into a retaining wall and suffered unspecified injuries.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) officers said impairment may have contributed to the crash, KLAS reported.
The driver was rushed to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center for treatment on Monday evening. Police didn’t have an updated condition on the victim as of Tuesday.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash, Las Vegas TV station KSNV reported.
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