Attorneys for former Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III are fighting to keep his medical records away from prosecutors charging him with driving under the influence in a fiery car crash that killed a woman earlier this month.
Already facing felony DUI resulting in death and reckless driving charges, Ruggs, who did not appear in person in court Wednesday, was also hit with additional felony DUI and reckless driving charges and a misdemeanor charge for possession of a firearm while intoxicated. The additional charges would mean additional prison time for Ruggs if convicted.
"The evidence supports a second felony DUI charge," Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson told reporters. "We believe that Mr. Ruggs' girlfriend [Kiara Je'nai Kilgo-Washington] was substantially injured, and under Nevada law, if one is substantially injured in a DUI collision as a result of the defendant's actions, we can file a second charge."