The accused drunk driver in the Endymion parade crash is facing more and more charges and the victim count rises. Neilson Rizzuto has been charged with an additional 22 counts of negligent vehicular injury. Loyola law professor Dane Ciolino says that number could still go up because the victim count is up to 32.
“The amount of time he faces depends upon the number of counts, but in theory he could get 30 stacked consecutive sentences that could keep him in jail for the rest of his life,” Ciolino said.
The 25-year-old was originally booked on four charges, including two counts of negligent vehicular injury, hit and run causing serious injury, and careless operation. Ciolino expects Rizzuto to be sentenced to at least 10 years behind bars.
“This man’s got serious problems. The evidence against him is substantial, and the time that he faces is significant,” Ciolino said.
Ciolino says we can also expect a host of civil suits against Rizzuto to be filed by the victims.