WR Ruggs arrested and released by the Raiders

The Raiders released WR Henry Ruggs III following his arrest for DUI resulting in death.

Ruggs’ blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit and a loaded gun was recovered from his vehicle. A preliminary investigation shows Ruggs’ car rear-ended the Toyota, killing the woman inside. Police said Ruggs’ was traveling at 156 mph right before the crash. His car impacted the other vehicle at 127 mph, according to investigators.

Ruggs remained on the scene and showed signs of impairment, police said. Both cars traveled more than 500 feet after impact, per Las Vegas police. Ruggs faces felony charges of driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in death and reckless driving. Probation is not an option in Nevada for a conviction on a charge of DUI causing death, which carries a possible sentence of two to 20 years in state prison. The possible sentence for reckless driving is one to six years in prison, with probation available.

The Raiders released Ruggs on Tuesday night.

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