Man accused of 2018 killing of Ocoee couple arrested on DUI charge

Tammer Mansour, the man accused of killing an Ocoee couple during the Founders' Day Festival in 2018, was out on bond when he was arrested for a DUI.

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Tammer Mansour (Volusia County Jail)
Tammer Mansour (Volusia County Jail)
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Tammer Mansour — the man accused of killing a couple in Ocoee in 2018 — was arrested on a DUI charge Saturday, April 17, in Daytona Beach Shores, according to the area's department of public safety.

According to records Mansour was arrested just after 4 p.m. near the Opus Condos. There, police said they found him behind the wheel of a green Ford Expedition drinking from a foam cup. In the passenger seat, they discovered an unopened can of beer with condensation on it.

The report stated Mansour also smelled of alcohol and refused to take a field sobriety test — leading to his arrest on charges of DUI and refusing to submit to the test.

Until the DUI charge, Mansour was out on bond after he was accused of hitting and killing an Ocoee couple Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, during the Founders' Day Festival. According to a police report, a 2004 Lincoln Aviator driven by Mansour struck 54-year-old Richard Giannazzo and 55-year-old Diana Marie Cole at about 10:50 p.m. on Silver Star Road, just west of North Cumberland Avenue. Both were found dead on Silver Star Road, and bystanders told police he and his passenger had left the scene without stopping. 

Mansour was arrested that night on two counts of vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of a crash with death.

Because of the most recent DUI, prosecutors in Orange County have asked that Mansour's bond revoked.