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New hearing ordered in felony DUI case involving Alabama football star

Raiders Ruggs Fatal Crash
Bizuayehu Tesfaye/AP
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POOL Las Vegas Review-Journal
Henry Ruggs, right, former Raiders wide receiver, accused of DUI resulting in death, enters the courtroom with his attorney Richard Schonfeld, at the Regional Justice Center, Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, in Las Vegas. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, Pool)

A court hearing has been postponed in the case against former Alabama Crimson Tide star Henry Ruggs. The former member of the Las Vegas Raiders is accused of causing a fatal crash while driving his sports car drunk at 156 mph last November. The incident took place on a residential street in Las Vegas. A prosecutor and defense attorney told the judge in the case that the key police report about the fiery crash last November has not been completed. Ruggs has been on house arrest with strict conditions including alcohol checks. His preliminary hearing was reset for mid-October. The judge will be asked to decide if the former first-round NFL draft pick will stand trial. Ruggs is charged with two counts of driving under the influence causing death or substantial harm and two counts of reckless driving. There’s another a charge of for the possession of a gun under the influence of alcohol. Prosecutors say, in all, Ruggs faces more than fifty years in prison if convicted.

Pat Duggins is news director for Alabama Public Radio.
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