NFL Player Charged In 156 MPH Fatal DUI Crash

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports:

Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was driving 156 mph with a blood-alcohol content twice Nevada’s legal limit before his car slammed into the rear of a vehicle that burned, killing a 23-year-old woman, according to prosecutors.

Ruggs had his initial court appearance Wednesday on felony charges of driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in death and reckless driving that could get him up to 26 years in state prison if he is convicted. The Raiders released Ruggs late Tuesday, just hours after the crash, his hospitalization and his booking into a Las Vegas jail.

Prosecutors said Ruggs was traveling 156 mph two seconds before the crash and was at 127 mph when the air bags deployed in his vehicle. The Raiders didn’t wait for courts to act, sending out a brief statement Tuesday night announcing Ruggs’ release.