The preliminary listening to within the DUI case of former Raiders participant Henry Ruggs has been postponed till Might.
David Chesnoff, one in all Ruggs’ attorneys, instructed the Las Vegas Evaluation-Journal that “numerous inspections” nonetheless must happen, however he didn’t elaborate.
Throughout a preliminary listening to, which was beforehand scheduled for Thursday, a decide would have decided if there’s sufficient proof for Ruggs to face trial on felony expenses of DUI leading to dying, DUI leading to substantial bodily hurt and two counts of reckless driving leading to dying or substantial bodily hurt.
Ruggs additionally faces a misdemeanor rely of possession of a firearm whereas underneath the affect in reference to the Nov. 2 crash that killed 23-year-old Tina Tintor and injured his girlfriend.
The preliminary listening to was rescheduled for Might 19, Chesnoff stated.
Ruggs was reportedly driving 156 mph seconds earlier than the fiery predawn crash. Prosecutors have stated his blood alcohol stage after the crash was 0.16 p.c, twice the authorized restrict for drivers in Nevada.
Legal professionals within the case have been disputing whether or not prosecutors can entry medical information for Ruggs and his girlfriend, Kiara Jenai Kilgo-Washington, who additionally goes by Rudy Washington.
A decide has previously ruled the prosecutors might solely entry the outcomes of Ruggs’ blood exams and testimony from medical professionals concerning the exams.
Washington’s legal professional, Peter Christiansen, filed court docket information final week asking for a District Court docket decide to rule that Zimmerman “abused her discretion as a result of the Order is a clearly misguided interpretation and software of relevant legislation.”
Washington shouldn’t be going through any expenses associated to the Nov. 2 crash, however prosecutors have stated they’re attempting to show that she suffered substantial bodily hurt within the crash.
In court docket information, Christiansen wrote that Washington “maintains her objection” to prosecutors accessing her medical information.