Drunk driver plows into New Orleans Mardi Gras parade

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Some 28 people were hospitalized after a drunk driver plowed into a crowd of Mardi Gras parade spectators in New Orleans on Saturday night.

The incident took place when a massive crowd was celebrating the Endymion parade at the intersection of North Carrollton and Orleans Avenue at 6:42 p.m.

The suspect, identified as Neilson Rizzuto, 25, slammed his gray pickup truck into two vehicles before hitting parade spectators. The pickup truck eventually stopped when it crashed into a dump truck.

Rizzuto was apprehended at the scene. New Orleans police later said the suspect had a blood alcohol level nearly three times over the legal limit, Reuters reported.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. People watching the parade
2. A pickup truck hitting two cars
3. The pickup truck hitting people
4. The pickup truck stops after hitting a dump truck

VOICEOVER (in English):

“The incident took place in Mid-City, New Orleans on Saturday night when a massive crowd was watching the Endymion parade.”

“25-year-old suspect Neilson Rizzuto slammed his gray pickup truck into two vehicles, before hitting parade spectators.”

“The pickup truck eventually stopped when it crashed into a dump truck.”

SOURCES: Reuters, NOPD, The Washington Post, AJC.com, The New Orleans Advocate
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-new-orleans-parade-idUSKBN165019
http://nopdnews.com/post/february-2017/nopd-investigates-crash-that-injured-at-least-28-p/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/02/26/bodies-flying-off-the-hood-suspected-drunk-driver-plows-into-mardi-gras-parade-injuring-28/?utm_term=.6d214db1cbaa
http://www.ajc.com/news/police-say-drunk-driver-caused-mardi-gras-crash-that-hurt/Xcy28cPgmeYjgyX3sRlbBJ/
http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/crime_police/article_64897f1c-fbbf-11e6-80f0-872f5b1912a9.html?reload782