Lawyers for Henry Ruggs III are now pointing their fingers at the Clark County Fire Department.
David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, attorneys representing the former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver, claim firefighters waited 20 long minutes to respond to 911 calls. During that time, 23-year-old Tina Tintor and her dog perished as her car burned, having been ignited when Ruggs slammed into her from behind in excess of 120 MPH.
Ruggs has been charged with DUI resulting in death and reckless driving resulting in death. But his lawyers maintain that Tintor may still be alive today had the Clark County Fire Department responded quicker.
8News Now Las Vegas reports that Ruggs’ attorneys believe the fire could have been extinguished in “its infancy stages.”