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New Orleans Police: Driver in Deadly Crash Likely Impaired
Police suspect a driver was impaired when he killed two people and injured seven others, most of them riding bikes, on a busy New Orleans thoroughfare as large crowds gathered in the city for Mardi Gras.
Police spokesman Andy Cunningham said in a statement Sunday morning, March 3, that authorities are waiting for the results of a blood-alcohol test, but they believe the suspect was impaired at the time of the crash Saturday evening.
He identified the suspect who was arrested at the scene as 32-year-old Tashonty Toney and said he was the son of a New Orleans police officer.