“Henry Ruggs is scheduled to make his second public appearance since his fatal car crash last week — the ex-Raiders star is due in court in a matter of minutes … and he’s expected to be formally hit with five charges while there.The 22-year-old, who’s accused of getting drunk, speeding in his car and then killing a woman and her dog in a wreck in Las Vegas last Tuesday, has a hearing slated for 7:30 AM.Prosecutors are expected to formally announce five charges against him — including four felonies and one misdemeanor — and Ruggs could enter a plea afterward.Of course, the last time anybody saw Ruggs publicly was last Wednesday — a little over 24 hours after his crash — when he showed up to court for a bond hearing in a neck brace and a wheelchair.At that hearing, Ruggs was admonished by officials … with a judge noting he’d never seen a case where the defendant was accused of traveling at such a high rate of speed.As we previously reported, law enforcement says Ruggs hit 156 MPH in his Corvette before slamming it into the back of a Toyota at around 3:40 a.m.
8:14 AM PT — Prosecutors officially levied the five charges against Ruggs at the hearing Wednesday … and said afterward the former Raiders player could be locked behind bars for more than 50 years if he’s convicted on all counts.Ruggs did not show up to the hearing — his attorneys appeared in his stead — and no pleas were entered.David Chesnoff, who’s representing Ruggs in the case, urged the public after the proceedings to not “pre-judge” the 22-year-old.Another hearing on the case has been set for December.
The collision was so violent, it sparked a fire in the Toyota that killedTina Tintor and her golden retriever.
Prosecutors say bloodwork revealed Ruggs had a .161 BAC — more than two times the legal limit of .08 — and they said last week he could be facing up to 46 years in prison over it all.We’ll be covering the case as Ruggs goes before the judge … stay tuned.”
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