Second District Lt. Jennifer Dupree and Det. Michael DiMarco recall a chaotic scene after alleged drunk driver Neilson Rizzuto bulldozed through a crowd celebrating the Endymion parade on Feb. 25.
"The truck came down on everybody, and panic just went over everybody. They started running," said Dupree, who along with DiMarco was among the large number of officers patrolling in the area of South Carrollton Avenue and Orleans Avenue.
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Immediately, the officers and other first responders sprang into action to apprehend the driver and assist the injured.
Dupree and DiMarco tell about their experience that night in a video posted on YouTube on Wednesday.
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Dimarco said things went from normal to tragic in minutes.
"It was almost like any other Endymion night. The crowds were large, festive and just having a good time," Dimarco said.
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In the aftermath of the crash, the officers said, one of their top priorities was to secure the driver and get him in custody.
They said they were impressed to see how responders were able to pull together and quickly organize during such a traumatic event.
"EMS was amazing," Dupree said.
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