Editor's Note: This article was written by Plamena Pesheva and Sarah Studley.
Michelle Sergio, the Nanuet woman who police say was behind the wheel of
the vehicle that struck and killed Briarcliff Manor resident John
Mangialardi last week, appeared in Yorktown Town Court to be arraigned
on her upgraded Vehicular Manslaughter in the Second Degree charge
Westchester County Police said the 38-year-old woman was drunk while
driving on Route 9A in Ossining before she struck the
55-year-old Mangialardi, who was out hanging campaign signs for his Town Justice bid, near the Route 134 intersection.
In addition to the felony manslaughter charge, Sergio has a pending misdemeanor DWI charge.
Police previously said the case would be moved to Yorktown from
Ossining, where the accident occurred. At her initial hearing, Sergio's
bail was reduced to $125,000 cash or $250,000 bond. Westchester County
Jail records do not currently list her as an inmate.
According to Yorktown Court Clerk Isabel Klein, Sergio's case has been adjourned to October 6.