A judge has ordered former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III to appear in court next week after missing a mandatory alcohol test. Ruggs’ attorneys appeared on behalf of their client on Wednesday, arguing that the 22-year-old had proven “dutiful” and “self-tested shortly after the missed test” last weekend. A lawyer attributed the omitted test to faulty test equipment. “It doesn’t matter,” Justice of the Peace Suzan Baucum answered. “He still missed it.” Ruggs has to appear before her next Monday.
Court records showed that Ruggs, who is accused of causing a fatal accident after driving drunk at speeds of up to 156 mph on November 2, missed a check-in at 4:41 pm on Saturday. He completed a “customer-initiated remote breathing test” at 6:28 pm. It was previously reported that Ruggs was subjected to alcohol tests four times a day while under house arrest. Any missed or dirty test, said the bail judge said would result in Ruggs being arrested again. At Wednesday’s hearing, Baucum also denied a motion from Ruggs’ attorneys seeking fire department records of the crash that started a fire that killed 23-year-old Tina Tintor and her dog Max.
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