Police: Prominent attorney killed by drunken driver in Ossining

Police say Michelle Sergio hit John Mangialardi of Briarcliff Manor,

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OSSINING - A prominent Westchester attorney was killed by an alleged drunken driver in Ossining last night.

Police say Michelle Sergio, 38, of Nanuet, struck and killed John Mangialardi, of Briarcliff Manor, with her Nissan at the intersection of routes 9A and 134.

Mangialardi, who was running for Ossining town judge, is believed to have been checking on campaign signs at the time of the accident. The 55-year-old was a partner in the Hartsdale firm of Mangialardi and Berardino and was a major in the New York Guard. He had also served as a lieutenant colonel in the National Guard.

Mangialardi co-hosted 'Anything Goes,' a cable television show featuring discussions of politics, law and current events. He leaves behind a wife and two daughters.

Sergio was arraigned Wednesday morning in Ossining Town Court on a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated. She is due back in court next week. 

For more on the attorney who was killed in Ossining, visit News 12 Extra on Channel 612 or watch the video on the left.


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