Preliminary Hearing For Henry Ruggs Is Delayed By Judge

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Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

On Thursday, A Las Vegas Judge granted a continuance request for a hearing to establish whether former Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs will stand trial in state court on felony and misdemeanor charges.

The charges stem from Ruggs drunk driving which reportedly caused the death of one woman last November.

Ruggs’ defense attorney, David Chesnoff, requested more time to examine evidence and prosecutors did not object to the postponement.

Ruggs possibly faces a minimum sentence of two years in jail and a maximum sentence of more than 50 years in prison if convicted. He’s also been charged with gun possession, which is a misdemeanor.

Ruggs was reportedly driving 156 mph with a blood alcohol level twice the Nevada legal limit before the devastating rear-end accident.

Ruggs allegedly hit and killed Tina Tintor, 23, in her vehicle early in the morning of November 2nd. Ruggs’ Corvette Stingray reportedly crashed into Tina Tintor’s Toyota RAV4, and her car burst into flames. Tintor’s dog, Max, was also reportedly killed in the crash.

Judge Ann Zimmerman has rescheduled a hearing for May 19 to determine whether Ruggs will face charges of felony driving under the influence and reckless driving in state court.

A month later, Clark County Coroner’s Office determined that Tintor died of ‘thermal injuries due to a motor vehicle collision.’

ESPN has more here.