Wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was arrested and charged with a crime of DUI which led to the death of a third person after the incident in which he was involved. Collision around 3:39 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Tuesday, in Las Vegas, according to police.

The night before, late on Tuesday night, Las Vegas Raiders announced they had released Ruggs.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reported that its officers were called to investigate a collision that involved two vehicles: a Chevrolet Corvette and a Toyota Rav4. Responding officers discovered the Toyota Rav4 in flames, and firefighters discovered “a deceased victim inside the Toyota,” according to police.

In a press release on Tuesday in the afternoon, LVMPD said the killed person was a woman aged 23. In the meantime, her name hasn’t been made public.

LVMPD determined the vehicle’s driver in the Chevrolet as Ruggs, and he remained on the spot as he “showed signs of impairment.”

Ruggs 22 and the female passenger, who was 22 years old, Kiara Je’nai Kilgo-Washington, were taken to a nearby hospital where they will be treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. Ruggs was arrested at 2:11 p.m. at PT and taken to the Clark County Detention Center.

In addition to being charged with a DUI, which resulted in the demise of a person, Ruggs also faces a charge of reckless driving. The bail amount is not set until Ruggs meets with an official judge.

Ruggs’ lawyers, David Z. Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld released the following statement on Tuesday:

“On behalf of our client Henry Ruggs III we are conducting our own investigation as of this writing and ask everyone to reserve judgment until all the facts are gathered.”

The NFL issued its following announcement:

“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the victim of this horrific tragedy. We will continue to gather facts and monitor the matter under our policies, but our thoughts at this time are with those impacted by this devastating incident.”

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The Raiders started on Tuesday, before the announcement of Ruggs release.

“The Raiders are aware of an accident involving Henry Ruggs III that occurred this morning in Las Vegas,” the statement stated. “We are devastated by the loss of life and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s family. We are in the process of gathering information and will have no further comment at this time.”

Ruggs was picked as the 12th pick in 2020’s NFL Draft by the Raiders. In his second year as a Raider, he posted 24 receptions, 469 yards, and two touchdowns.

Ruggs 22 and his passenger were treated at the hospital for unspecified injuries that police stated were not life-threatening following their Chevrolet Corvette he was driving was smashed on the side of the Toyota Rav4 on a busy main road in a residential neighborhood just a few miles to the west of the Las Vegas Strip about 3:40 a.m. Tuesday.

Flames destroyed the Toyota, and the driver and her dog were killed, the police said. The woman’s identity could not be identified immediately.

Ruggs “showed indications of impairment,” police said in a report that did not name the woman who passed away or the injuries Ruggs or his guest suffered or the name of Ruggs, the passenger who was hospitalized.

Federal privacy laws bar police from divulging medical data, said officer Larry Hadfield, a department spokesperson.

Ruggs is charged with a felony for driving under the influence of alcohol that causes death or negligent driving. Documents indicate.

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson did not immediately reply to inquiries regarding the charges.

The option of probation isn’t available in Nevada when convicted of the charge of DUI leading to death, with the possibility of a sentence of up twenty years to state prison. The punishment for reckless driving could be between one and one year in jail with the possibility of probation.

Ruggs’ lawyers, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, have said that they are looking into the accident on behalf of a client “and request that everyone reserve judgment until all details are collected.”

Chesnoff declined to comment further following Ruggs being released from the University Medical Center and booked in the Clark County Detention Center.

“The Raiders are aware of an accident involving Henry Ruggs III that occurred this morning in Las Vegas. We are devastated by the loss of life and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s family. We are in the process of gathering information and will have no further comment at this time,” the team released an announcement.

NFL Spokesman Brian McCarthy said: “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the victim of this horrific tragedy. We will continue to gather facts and monitor the matter under our policies, but our thoughts at this time are with those impacted by this devastating incident.”

People charged with a felony can be put on the Commissioner’s Exempt list, where they are still paid but cannot practice or play until it is ruled on.

Ruggs lost a childhood pal, Rod Scott, in an accident with a car in 2016. Ruggs pay tribute to Scott by holding three fingers -three fingers – Scott was wearing No. 3, which he wore to the sky following major plays.

Ruggs is the Raiders first-round draft choice in 2020 from Alabama at No. 12 overall. At the time, the team’s manager Mark Davis said of the speedy wideout, “He was the only person I wanted in this draft.”

With 24 catches, four69 yards, and two scores, Ruggs’ 19.5 yards per catch rate is the second-highest in the NFL for pass-catchers who have at least 20 or more receptions. Ruggs was selected because of his speed, as the speed he displayed at the combine was in a 4.27-second 40-yard run during the combine and his ability to extend the field. All four of his touchdowns in the NFL have come from at a minimum of 46 yards.

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