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Attorney: State denied Henry Ruggs' girlfriend's medical records, will request another hearing

Attorneys for former Raiders player Henry Ruggs are expected to be in court once again, this time, for a status check on the case.
Posted at 6:05 AM, Jan 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-06 17:14:57-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Prosecutors in the DUI case against former Raiders player Henry Ruggs III might not have access to the medical records of his girlfriend after a request for those records was denied by a judge, according to one of Ruggs' attorneys.

David Chesnoff tells 13 Action News he understands the request for Kiara Kilgo Washington's medical records was denied and that the state is requesting another hearing on the matter.

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Washington was in the car with Ruggs when police say he was driving 156 mph before crashing into Tina Tintor's car and killing her. His blood-alcohol level was .16% at the time of the crash. The legal limit in Nevada is .08%.

In November, Ruggs was arrested and charged with a DUI resulting in death and reckless driving.

Attorneys for Ruggs were in court on Thursday for a status update on the case. His lawyers are waiting on body camera footage that the state is acquiring.

The hearing comes after the Raiders have made headlines all week for yet another DUI case involving one of their players.

Raiders cornerback Nate Hobbs was arrested early Monday morning for allegedly driving under the influence.

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Police say they found Hobbs passed out behind the wheel of his car a few hours after the team had celebrated a key win against the Indianapolis Colts.

Hobbs was booked in the Clark County Detention Center for a misdemeanor DUI.

Chesnoff, who also represents Hobbs, and attorney Richard Schonfeld released this statement:

“The facts and circumstances related by the Las Vegas metropolitan police department to the news and media leave serious concerns that this does not qualify as a DUI under Nevada law.”