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Former Raiders player Henry Ruggs no-show in court, formally charged with felony DUI, reckless driving counts

Tina Tintor funeral scheduled for Thursday
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Posted at 7:47 AM, Nov 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-10 19:01:06-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Former Raiders player Henry Ruggs III has been formally charged with four felony counts of DUI and reckless driving.

He was a no-show in court on Wednesday morning as lawyers appeared before a judge on his behalf. The judge says Ruggs has been "compliant."

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The defense was granted a Dec. 8 hearing to decide whether records of Ruggs' girlfriend, Kiara Kilgo-Washington, can be produced.

Anchor Rachel Moore was at the courthouse. Follow her on Twitter at @rachelann_moore.

It's a decision that could affect the felony charges Ruggs faces of DUI resulting in substantial bodily harm and reckless driving resulting in substantial bodily harm. Kilgo-Washington was injured in the crash.

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Ruggs is on house arrest. Previously, he was ordered by a judge to be tested for alcohol four times each day. As part of his bail conditions, Riggs was ordered to surrender his passport to a defense attorney and he cannot drive.

Police say Ruggs was driving 156 miles per hour before the crash that killed 23-year-old Tina Tintor and her dog, Max.

District Attorney Steve Wolfson says he's received a lot of emails about bringing animal cruelty charges against Ruggs. I’m a dog lover but the State of Nevada doesn’t allow it," said Wolfson.

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Tintor’s funeral will be held at St Simeon Serbian Orthodox Church on 3950 Jones Boulevard near Flamingo Road on Thursday at noon followed by burial services at Palm Eastern Mortuary and Cemetery.

Friends have also organized a memorial walk in honor of Tintor and Max for Saturday morning at 10:30 at Town Square.