Henry Ruggs III Ordered Back in Court by Judge
Former Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver, Henry Ruggs III, has been ordered back in court by a Las Vegas judge for missing a scheduled breathalyzer test.
In a hearing on Wednesday, Justice of the Peace Suzan Baucum requested Ruggs return to the court on Monday to fully explain the missed test.
One of Ruggs' lawyers, David Chestoff, told the judge that Ruggs had self tested shortly after missing, and blamed the delay on trouble with the equipment. Despite the explanation, Baucum confirmed Ruggs' order to return.
The former Tide and Raiders wideout was involved in a lethal car accident on November 2nd in which he struck another vehicle at over 120 mph while under the influence. At the time of the crash, Ruggs registered a blood alcohol level of 0.161%, twice the legal limit for Nevada of 0.08%.
Facing five total charges, including two counts of DUI resulting in death or substantial harm, two counts of reckless driving and one misdemeanor for possession of a firearm while under the influence, Ruggs could be looking at as many as fifty years in prison.
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Although Ruggs' lawyers told Baucum in court Wednesday that Ruggs has been "really dutiful" in regard to his testing, the judge warned Ruggs that a missed test could result in a return to jail.
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