May 1st, 2008
04:40 PM ET
3 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. John

    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!!

    May 1, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  2. Chuck in Alabama

    All charges against Hillary Clinton were dismissed by the judge in the Paul -vs- Clinton case. A higher court upheld that verdict.

    Nice try, Obamabots.

    Just like Pennsylvania, NO SALE!!!

    May 1, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  3. Susan MO

    Endorse Hillary Clinton please.

    May 1, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  4. Juliet

    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 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  5. Leon

    Clinton's supporter... what do you expect?

    May 1, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  6. Brian Seattle

    To Anon, This is old news. The media did report this. A while ago. Maybe you should get back to cleaning up Obama's campaign office. It's quite obvious you are a staffer.

    May 1, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  7. Andre

    What about Paul vs Clintion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What about Paul vs Clintion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What about Paul vs Clintion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What about Paul vs Clintion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What about Paul vs Clintion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What about Paul vs Clintion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What about Paul vs Clintion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What about Paul vs Clintion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What about Paul vs Clintion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What about Paul vs Clintion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What about Paul vs Clintion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 1, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  8. Stephen

    Why does the image posted with this story have Fossella pictured in Florida? Was this at a McCain rally? Is it relevant to the DWI story?

    May 1, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  9. KIRBY

    WE WANT TO KNOW ABOUT PAUL AND HILLARY. CNN WHY IS IT ONLY ABOUT REV WRIGHT?
    IS HILLARY INTOUCHABLE?

    May 1, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  10. PaulvsClinton/read and see the snakes for what they are

    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!!

    May 1, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  11. nannie bouroughs, Kenosha, WI

    Look folks, that what we Republicans do!

    We drink & we drive!

    We also have a lot of meetings in a Minnesota Airport Men’s Restroom!

    And so?

    May 1, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  12. Mike

    To anon (4:50 pm)

    For all the Clinton supporters, lets go flood the book stores and read all of NObamas books.

    By reading, we can discover the TRUE EVIL & LIES that define O'Blah Blah!

    Go Hillary!!!!!!

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

    CNN is not asking the right question
    For those that don't know – Google Paul vs Clinton and hold on to your shirt with what you read.
    the media is trying to give doubts to AMERICAN PEOPLE

    May 1, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  14. John, Brooklyn, NY

    Drip...drip...drip. Yet another Republican case of holding other people up to righteous standards that they they themselves ignore.

    May 1, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  15. Mike

    He was simply celebrating early; an early victory party for Senator Clinton!

    Go Hillary!!!!

    ...the only "error in judgement," would be if he were celebrating with NObama, oh, he probaly doesn't like orange kool aid.

    May 1, 2008 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  16. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Bush had an arrest for driving while intoxicated and he became president and look how many lives have been lost.

    May 1, 2008 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  17. enomisa

    Clinton is EXACTLY who we need right now at this moment in history.

    May 1, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  18. snappy

    The Crappy News Network continuing to show their bias and only running scandal stories as headliines. Why aren't you covering Paul V. Clinton or Hillary's comments "screw 'em" or Hagee using his pulpit and expousing anti-gay rhetoric and possibly violating his tax exempt status promoting a candidate?

    May 1, 2008 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  19. John

    Peter Paul case need to be reported or cnn will not be accepted as
    RESPETABLE NEWS SOURCE

    May 1, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  20. Rose - Baltimore, MD

    Chuck in Alabama May 1st, 2008 5:15 pm ET

    All charges against Hillary Clinton were dismissed by the judge in the Paul -vs- Clinton case. A higher court upheld that verdict.

    Nice try, Obamabots.

    Just like Pennsylvania, NO SALE!!!
    ______________________________________________________

    What you are saying is not true, you are a true Chuck, are you under sniper fire and sleep deprived? The cause is going on right now and it is Paul vs Clinton. If the clinton's have been acquited why is their name still in the title on the case.

    May 1, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  21. Simone

    He is just following his president (Bush) from one alcee to another. He will get away with it. Just like they all do.

    May 1, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  22. Sharon Minnesota

    As far as I can tell when I Google this guy he endorsed Rudi Giuliani for president. So bite you razor sharp tongue when you spread more lies about Hillary Clinton.

    May 1, 2008 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  23. The Dude

    Of course he's a Republican... "I LIKE GUNS, TRUCKS, WAR, OIL, AND DRIVIN' AROUND WITH A BEER!"

    Common Sense '08!

    May 1, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  24. Sharon Minnesota

    Juliet, you need some serious and quick help. This issue has been refuted many times over on these blogs so give it up.

    May 1, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  25. GL

    As a congressman, apology not in the least bit good enough. He should have already resigned.

    May 1, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
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