A 25-year-old man has been named as a suspect in connection with a New Orleans incident of a pickup-truck driver plowing into a crowd of parade spectators, which injured at least 28 folks, police stated.
The victims ranged in age from as young as 3 or four years old to adults in their 30s and 40s, the city's emergency services director, Dr. Jeff Elder, told The Connected Press. A police officer was among the injured, authorities said.
The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Workplace identified Neilson Rizzuto as the suspect and released a list of charges which authorities stated he faces. They contain: 1st-degree negligent vehicular injuring hit-and-run driving causing serious injury and reckless operation of a car.
The crash occurred about six:40 p.m. throughout 1 of the busiest nights of Mardi Gras, and at a time when New Orleans normally sees an influx of tourists, eager to celebrate the holiday in the city.
Police stated Saturday that they suspected the driver was intoxicated.
ABC News' Dean Schabner and David Caplan contributed to this report.
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