May 1st, 2008
04:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Congressman arrested for DWI

Fossella was arrested for driving while intoxicated.
Fossella was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

(CNN) - New York Rep. Vito Fossella was arrested overnight for driving while intoxicated, the Washington Post first reported.

In a newly released statement, Fossella said he made an "error in judgment."

“As a parent, I know that taking even one drink of alcohol before getting behind the wheel of a car is wrong," Fossella said. "I apologize to my family and the constituents of the 13th Congressional District for embarrassing them, as well as myself.”

Fossella, a Republican, was stopped while driving in Alexandria, Virginia - a suburb of Washington, D.C.

The Post says court records show Fossella is scheduled to appear in Alexandria General District Court on May 12 for an advisement hearing.

Fosella has served in Congress since 1997.


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soundoff (117 Responses)
  1. anon

    TO ALL THE OBAMA SUPPORTERS:

    Since the media is refusing to reveal/report the Paul vs Clinton fraud case in court right now, we need to create our own movement and flood every blog on CNN and every blogging website on the World Wide Web with information from the case regardless of what the topic is. For those that don't know – Google Paul vs Clinton and hold on to your shirt with what you read!!

    OBAMANACS UNITE!!! LET'S DO THIS!!

    May 1, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  2. Bayou Joe

    CNN , had this person been a Democrat his party would not have been mentioned. Hell it took two days to state that the Governor of NY was a Democrat.

    May 1, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  3. Phillip

    Everyone makes mistakes, look at the past eight years, THANKS A LOT SUPREME COURT JUSTICES!

    May 1, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  4. Adam in INdy

    KIds,
    Don't drink the Obama Kool-aid and Drive.

    May 1, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  5. Beltway Insider

    Wait, I'm confused – in what way is this showing that Obama's support is failing?

    Every other story get's twisted to portray that idea, so I just figured that this one would be too.

    May 1, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  6. Tony B B.C.Mich

    12 Steps will always be better than six feet under.....!

    May 1, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  7. Sean

    And again you show your ignorance. One drink is not wrong. You have to be responsible. Show some judgment here.

    May 1, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  8. Roofin Reality

    Drunk driving is so serious. Let's hope dude can get it together and not drink and drive ever again.

    May 1, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  9. Zoinks

    GIVE HIM JAIL!

    May 1, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  10. Tim

    We want to know about Paul Vs Clinton!!!!

    May 1, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  11. mitch from ark.

    another drunken republican.

    May 1, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  12. Cosmic Comedy Queen Go Hillary!!!

    Couldn't he afford a cab with all the money we are paying these politicians?

    May 1, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  13. Hillary McCain

    Is his dad a former President or Governor who could wipe this clean from his record?

    If so, he would make a great future President – just George.

    May 1, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  14. honkey white guy from cali

    Everyone! Google Paul vs Clinton and hold on to your shirt with what you read!! I can not believe this is being hidden so well by the media and Clinton supporters claim she has a chance of winning once she is convicted in this case that she is apparently guilty of along with Gov Ed Randell and Former Pres Clinton. This will all be over soon! I know the superdelegates are watching this!

    P.S. all Obama supporter should start talking about this in every post maybe the media will get the idea ! let the truth be told!

    Go Obama 08 Yes We Can!!!!

    May 1, 2008 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  15. Jewel, DC

    I'm so excited about Obama winning. We need to ignore the poll that says he's losing support. When I read it I said, he doesn't have a 28% approval rating like the sitting lame duck president.

    I'm so excited–we can do this America. Vote for the best candidate–vote BARACK OBAMA !!!!!!!!!!

    As Hillary once said, "Yes, Yes, Yes he can!"

    Obama 08

    May 1, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  16. Mark Anthony

    DO WE REALLY CARE? PUNISH HIM AND MOVE ON!! GET TO THE REAL STORIES, I HEARD BRITNEY AND KEVIN MIGHT BE GETTING BACK TOGETHER.

    LOL, NOW THERE IS SOME NEWS

    PS. HOPE YOU ALL KNOW I'M BEING SARCASTIC!!!

    May 1, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  17. Craig, CO

    The gig is up Hillary and the numbers are in...you know, those pesky DELEGATE votes that you would like to ignore, while pretending you're the front runner.

    Obama 08

    May 1, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  18. nadine

    why don't you tell the real reason they won't vote for Obama . a bunch of of old people who are not doing their research and a bunch of 50 – 60 year old women who are stupid and and think clinton will be their savior. my question is who does CNN is actually questionning. I am a women but a young one I will be danm if Hillary would get my vote she is a liar and a God knows what.

    p

    May 1, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  19. McShame

    TO CNN;

    why u dont report this ???!!! WHY???????

    Hillary Clinton said 'screw em' in reference to Southern Americans. Why is this news not front page??????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SHame on CNN

    May 1, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  20. Ken

    The sad thing is, this guy will get more grief because of this lapse of judgement than for his blind, obedient support of the current idiot-in-charge. His constituents need to worry less about this incident, and instead WAKE UP and survey his record in congress.

    May 1, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  21. Lloyd

    I'm sure he is sorry, but he needs to pay for what he has done. It's not enough to talk the talk, but you have to walk the walk. We're not asking him to do anything more than any other American. And, the kids are watching him.

    It's not about Republican or Democrat, someone could have been killed and their party affiliation would not have mattered.

    May 1, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  22. sozzi

    He must have left the White House.

    May 1, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  23. Bobby

    It's ok, Bush will pardon you. He surely understands.

    May 1, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  24. NOBAMA

    There is an elected Republican in New York state.....how did that happen?

    He looks like Happy Gilmore, by the way

    Resign now!

    May 1, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  25. Krissy, FL

    DITTO
    TO ALL THE OBAMA SUPPORTERS:

    Since the media is refusing to reveal/report the Paul vs Clinton fraud case in court right now, we need to create our own movement and flood every blog on CNN and every blogging website on the World Wide Web with information from the case regardless of what the topic is. For those that don't know – Google Paul vs Clinton and hold on to your shirt with what you read!!

    OBAMANACS UNITE!!! LET'S DO THIS!!

    May 1, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
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