Henry Ruggs is scheduled to make his second public appearance since his fatal car crash last week — the ex-Raiders star is due in court in a matter of minutes … and he’s expected to be formally hit with five charges while there.
The 22-year-old, who’s accused of getting drunk, speeding in his car and then killing a woman and her dog in a wreck in Las Vegas last Tuesday, has a hearing slated for 7:30 AM.
Prosecutors are expected to formally announce five charges against him — including four felonies and one misdemeanor — and Ruggs could enter a plea afterward.
Of course, the last time anybody saw Ruggs publicly was last Wednesday — a little over 24 hours after his crash — when he showed up to court for a bond hearing in a neck brace and a wheelchair.
At that hearing, Ruggs was admonished by officials … with a judge noting he’d never seen a case where the defendant was accused of traveling at such a high rate of speed.
As we previously reported, law enforcement says Ruggs hit 156 MPH in his Corvette before slamming it into the back of a Toyota at around 3:40 a.m.
The collision was so violent, it sparked a fire in the Toyota that killed Tina Tintor and her golden retriever.
Prosecutors say bloodwork revealed Ruggs had a .161 BAC — more than two times the legal limit of .08 — and they said last week he could be facing up to 46 years in prison over it all.
We’ll be covering the case as Ruggs goes before the judge … stay tuned.
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