What happened in Henry Ruggs' accident?

RAIDERS wide receiver Henry Ruggs III is facing a driving under the influence charge after a fatal crash in Las Vegas.

Ruggs appeared for the first time in court on November 3, 2021, where he was accused of driving 156 miles per hour.

What happened in Henry Ruggs' accident? 

An accident involving the 22-year-old player happened at 3.39am local time in Las Vegas.

Metro police said Ruggs was at the wheel of a Chevrolet Corvette that "was driving at a high rate of speed" when it slammed into the rear of a Toyota Rav4, causing it to catch fire. 

Fire department personnel responded and located a deceased victim, a female, inside the Toyota.

Ruggs remained on the scene and showed signs of impairment, police said.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released a statement saying: "The driver of the Chevrolet, identified as 22-year-old Henry Ruggs III, remained on scene and showed signs of impairment.

"He was transported to UMC hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries."

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Has Henry Ruggs been arrested?

Following the incident, Ruggs was booked into Clark County (Nev.) Detention Center and charged with two felony counts, including a DUI and reckless driving.

During his appearance in court on November 3, Ruggs was accused of traveling 156mph, which an investigator said was the highest speed he's heard of.

Prosecutors alleged that Ruggs' blood was drawn within two hours, and revealed he had an alcohol level of .161 which is more than twice the legal limit.

The star was allegedly also in illegal possession of a firearm.

Ruggs was seen wearing a neck brace and had a cut nose during his court appearance.

Ruggs' girlfriend Rudy Washington was also in his car and sustained serious injuries in the crash, according to police.

If convicted, Ruggs could face 20 year in prison.

Prior to the accident, Ruggs bragged he was "a very safe driver" on social media following the death of his best friend.

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