The Drunk Driver Who Injured 28 People At Mardi Gras Drank The Equivalent Of 9 Beers

It's amazing he didn't kill himself, or anyone else.

By Jaime Lutz

An allegedly intoxicated man driving a pickup truck drove into a crowd of Mardi Gras revelers on Saturday, injuring at least 28 people, People magazine reported

CNN reported that the driver had a 0.232 percent blood alcohol level, according to police—the equivalent of a 150 pound man drinking between 9 and 10 beers over the span of a single hour. The legal limit is 0.08 percent.

Neilson Rizzuto, 25, was charged with two counts of first-degree vehicular negligence resulting in injury, one count reckless operation, and one count of hit-and-run driving in the case. 

All the victims of the early evening incident—including one female police officer—are expected to survive. The youngest person injured is only 3 years old while the oldest are in their 40s.

Despite the similarity to other recent instances of cars mowing down holiday revelers is no indication that this was an act of terrorism, police said.

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