LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Judge Suzan Baucum has not revoked Henry Ruggs’ bond and he will remain under house arrest after failing a breathalyzer test, but he will be monitored around the clock for his alcohol consumption.
The former Las Vegas Raiders player entered a Las Vegas courtroom on Monday morning after being ordered last week to appear in court for failing the required test.
Ruggs had to perform tests four times a day. Missing the test violated one of the conditions of his bail.
He is now required to wear an ankle bracelet that monitors his presence of alcohol 24 hours a day. Judge Baucum said she was comfortable with the device and that it replaces the requirement of a breathalyzer.
Ruggs attorney David Chesnoff told Judge Baucum that Ruggs was not a danger to the community. He completed 77 tests and failed the test because he was with his family and did not hear the test alert.
Jennifer Rangel, who works with SCRAM of Nevada, said Ruggs had been very compliant despite failing a test and even passed nine more tests outside of what was required.
Ruggs is accused of driving while intoxicated and causing a fatal accident on November 2. Police said Ruggs was traveling at 156 mph seconds before it collided with Tina Tintor’s car on Rainbow Boulevard near Spring Valley Parkway, causing a fire, killing her and her dog.
Ruggs faces charges of impaired driving causing death and reckless driving causing death in connection with the accident.
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