92. Ormond Beach man sentenced to 16 years in prison for DUI-related deaths of two people

Top 100 Local Stories of 2014 in Central Florida / Headline Surfer®
Louis Prinzo, 24, of Ormond Beach, gets 16 years in prison for killing 2 people in DUI crash / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® /
Louis Prinzo, 24, of Ormond Beach, is shown in his Volusia County Branch Jail booking mug following his arrest on Oct. 13, 2013, in connection with a DUI-related crash on I-95 that resulted in the deaths of two people. Details on the crash are contained in a Florida Highway Patrol traffic homicide report snapshot below.

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – An Ormond Beach man convicted of three felonies stemming from a July 26, 2012, Interstate 95 crash that killed two people was sentenced in November to 16 years in prison.

Louis Prinzo, IV, 24, was convicted of two counts of DUI causing death, one count of DUI causing serious bodily injury, and one count of misdemeanor driving under the influence.

Evidence showed that Prinzo was driving a 1996 Mercury Grand Marquis and turned in front of two vehicles on I-95 causing a three-car crash.

The crash resulted in the death of two people and the serious injury of two others.

The Court heard two hours of emotional testimony from both friends and family of the Victims and friends and family of the defendant.

Double fatality DUI crash report for Louis Prinzo / Headline Surfer®Double fatality DUI crash report Louis Prinzo / Headline Surfer®The story of Louis Prinzo's double fatality DUI-related crash comes in at No. 92 in the Headline Surfer® countdown of the top 100 local stories of 2014.

Judge Leah Case ultimately sentenced Primo to 16 years in prison.

Following Prinzo's release from prison, he'll be placed on 19 years of probation with special conditions of no drugs or alcohol, the alcohol safety education course, a victim impact panel, restitution totaling $8,000, as well as court costs and fines.

Because he has to serve 85 percent of his sentence (minus time incarcerated while awaiting trial), Prinzo could be locked up until he's at least 35 years old.

State Attorney R.J. Larizza made the following statement after the sentencing hearing: "The defendant illegally obtained and abused prescription drugs, a crime in and of itself. He chose to drive under the influence of the drugs and two teenagers died as a result. His acceptance of responsibility was the only positive of this tragic situation.”

State Attorney RJ Larizza / Headline Surfer®State Attorney R.J. Larizza made the following statement after the sentencing hearing: "The defendant illegally obtained and abused prescription drugs, a crime in and of itself. He chose to drive under the influence of the drugs and two teenagers died as a result. His acceptance of responsibility was the only positive of this tragic situation.”

Assistant State Attorney Michael Willard, of the State Attorney’s Career Criminal Unit, prosecuted the case.

 

Top 100 Countdown of 2014 / Headline Surfer®RECAP

The HeadlineSurfer.com Countdown of the Top 100 Local Stories of 2014...

Posted Tue, 2015-01-20 15:16
 
Posted Fri, 2015-01-16 16:15
 
Posted Tue, 2014-12-30 08:21
 
Posted Mon, 2014-12-29 21:47
 
Posted Mon, 2014-12-29 01:13
 
Posted Sat, 2014-12-20 06:44
 
Posted Fri, 2014-12-12 08:15
 
Posted Wed, 2014-12-10 15:39
 
Posted Thu, 2014-12-04 23:09
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Top 100 Countdown Advertisers:

Myron Hammond, owner of Edgewater Towing, Edgewater, FL / Headline Surfer®The Headline Surfer® Countdown of the Top 100 Stories of 2014, is sponsored by Edgewater Towing & Myron's Auto Service of Edgewater, FL.
Myron Hammond has been an anchor advertiser with HeadlineSurfer.com since 2011. Click the display ad below which will take you to Hammond's website for all of your towing & auto service needs.  
 
Henry Frederick Picture

Short Bio

Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.