Prosecutors: Former NYPD Officer Michael Elardo was drinking before deadly hit-and-run
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...