A retired NYPD officer pleaded not guilty today in a hit-and-run that killed a special-needs teen.

Michael Elardo allegedly struck 13-year-old Bryanna Soplin as she crossed Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown. He is accused of driving off after hitting her, but claims he thought he hit a traffic cone.

In court Thursday, prosecutors said they have credible evidence that Elardo was drinking...

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