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Bond quadrupled for suspect in Endymion crash

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Neilson Rizzuto / Courtesy: New Orleans Police Department Neilson Rizzuto / Courtesy: New Orleans Police Department
NEW ORLEANS, La. -

New Orleans officials have upgraded the bond amount for Neilson Rizzuto, the man accused of driving his truck into a crowd at the New Orleans Endymion parade Saturday night. 

According to The Advocate New Orleans, 25-year-old Rizzuto of Paradis, LA was booked on two dozen additional counts of vehicular negligent injury, including including 10 new aggravated counts based on the severity of the injuries to the victims who were struck near the corner of North Carrollton and Orleans avenues.

Rizzuto's bond for each new aggravated count was set at $30,000 and $10,000 for the counts on severity of injury. The counts pertaining to injury severity carry a maximum sentence of six months each. On the aggravated counts the maximum sentence is five years in prison. 

According to the Advocate, the bond set by Magistrate Commissioner Albert Thibodeaux has increased in total from $125,000 to $545,000.

Read more on the Endymion crash below:

Initial bond set for Endymion crash suspect, investigation continues

Original story here

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