Henry Ruggs III drove 156 mph seconds before fatal car crash, prosecutors say

Former Raiders receiver Henry Ruggs III was driving 156 mph just seconds before the fiery crash in Las Vegas that left a woman dead, according to prosecutors.

Ruggs appeared in Las Vegas Justice Court on Wednesday morning, one day after being arrested on suspicion of DUI after his involvement in the high-speed crash early Tuesday morning.

Prosecutors said Ruggs was traveling 156 mph two seconds before the crash, and was at 127 mph when the airbags deployed in his Chevrolet Corvette. Judge Joe Bonaventure responded that he couldn’t recall speeds that high in his career on the bench.

Prosecutors also said Ruggs’ blood-alcohol content was 0.161 — twice the legal limit — and that a loaded firearm was recovered from his vehicle. Bonaventure set his bail at $150,000 and ordered Ruggs not to drive and to surrender his passport. Bonaventure also ordered Ruggs to abstain from alcohol and other controlled substances.

Ruggs, who was released by the Raiders late Tuesday night, faces felony charges of driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in death and reckless driving.

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