Monday, April 07, 2014
Former Brizzi Spokesman Pleads Guilty To Drunk Driving Charges
A former deputy prosecutor and spokesman for former Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi has pleaded guilty in a Hamilton County court to drunk driving charges made against him after he faced his third such arrest last July. Mario Massillamany, who is also the chairman of the Hamilton County Young Republicans, was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, along with a Class D felony drunk driving charge due to a prior conviction in the past five years. In 2010, Massillamany was sentenced by a Hamilton County court to 60 days in jail and his driver's license was suspended for 180 days as a result of his second drunk driving conviction. His first drunk driving arrest occurred in 2000. Massillamany is scheduled to be sentenced by Hamilton Superior Court Judge Wayne Sturtevant on May 19. A jury trial scheduled for April 10 was cancelled after Massillamany requested a change of plea hearing, which was conducted this morning.