Suspect in Mardi Gras parade crash expected to face at least 19 more charges

PHOTO: Neilson Rizzuto, 25, is seen in a booking photo.PlayOrlean's Parish Sheriff's Office
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The 25-year-old suspected of drunkenly driving into a crowd at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans Saturday, injuring at least 28 people, is expected to face 19 additional charges, prosecutors told the magistrate on Sunday evening.

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The suspect, Neilson Rizzuto, has already been charged with two counts of first-degree negligent vehicular injuring, one count of hit-and-run driving causing serious injury and one count of reckless operation of a vehicle in connection with the Saturday night crash, officials said.

Rizzuto was found to have had a blood-alcohol level of .232, well above the legal limit, police said.

At Rizzuto's first appearance in front of a magistrate on Sunday evening, the magistrate set his bail at a total of $125,000 for the four charges. If he makes bond, he will be under house arrest and wear an ankle monitor, the magistrate said.

Rizzuto was represented by a public defender.

The at least 28 victims ranged in age from as young as 3 or 4 years old to adults in their 30s and 40s, the city's emergency services director, Dr. Jeff Elder, told The Associated Press. A police officer was among the injured, authorities said.

Three victims remain hospitalized, according to police.

PHOTO: Police stand next to a pickup truck that slammed into a crowd and other vehicles, causing multiple injuries, coming to a stop against a dump truck, during the Krewe of Endymion parade in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Gerald Herbert/AP Photo
Police stand next to a pickup truck that slammed into a crowd and other vehicles, causing multiple injuries, coming to a stop against a dump truck, during the Krewe of Endymion parade in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.

The crash occurred around 6:40 p.m. during one of the busiest nights of Mardi Gras, and at a time when New Orleans typically sees an influx of tourists, eager to celebrate the holiday in the city.

ABC News' Dean Schabner and David Caplan contributed to this report.