Tina Tintor She was an ordinary 23-year-old girl from Las Vegas, Nevada. He never imagined that a young NFL star would end his life and that of his beloved pet.
Henry Ruggs III, The first selection of the Las Vegas Raiders Draft, he crashed his Corvette luxury car at more than 250 kilometers per hour under the influence of alcohol – according to the expert tests he presented 0.161 in the blood, twice the allowed level – against the Toyota car of Tub.
According to witnesses, Tina’s car exploded and she and her dog were burned to death. Some say he was still able to scream for help.
“She was a great friend, she was always there for whoever needed her,” she told Fox. Bojana filipovic, Tina’s friend. Both were immigrants from Serbia.
Tina’s family is now seeking justice. Ruggs III was discharged by the popular NFL team and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving that resulted in the death of one person.
“We always went for walks with our dogs … she loved her pet very much”added Bojana. “We had arranged to leave very early, but she never came.”
Images in the US press show Ruggs III hours earlier enjoying Las Vegas in nightclubs. He reportedly drank heavily and refused to take a breathalyzer test.
The wide receiver was released from a hospital and transferred to a Las Vegas jail prior to an initial court appearance Wednesday on multiple felony charges.
Ruggs, 22, and his girlfriend were hospitalized with unspecified injuries that police said did not appear to be life-threatening.. Federal privacy law prohibits police from releasing medical information, said Officer Larry Hadfield, a spokesman for the department.
Ruggs faces felony charges of driving under the influence that resulted in death and reckless driving, court records show.
Probation is not an option in Nevada for a conviction for a charge of driving under the influence that causes 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 parole available.
While the team indicated through a statement: “The Raiders are aware of an accident involving Henry Ruggs III this morning in Las Vegas. We are devastated by the loss of life and our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family. We are in the process of gathering information and not we have more comments at this time “.
Players charged with a felony are eligible to be included on the commissioner’s exempt list, where they are still paid, but are not eligible to practice or play while the case is resolved.
The Raiders (5-2) were on their bye week but returned to team headquarters Monday before having a day off Tuesday. They were scheduled to start practicing Wednesday before Sunday’s game against the New York Giants.
With information from EFE
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