UPDATED: An Epic Downfall With Va. Roots

UPDATE: Congressman convicted.

ORIGINAL POST: It started as a routine traffic stop, after a white Honda Civic zipped through a stoplight on Seminary Road in Alexandria one morning in May. But it became the drunken driving arrest heard ’round the world after the driver turned out to be a New York congressman on his way to visit his mistress and their 3-year-old love child.

So began the extreme fall from grace of Rep. Vito J. Fossella (R-N.Y.), who had a wife and three children on Staten Island and a once-promising political career. Whatever the outcome of his trial in Alexandria General District Court, set for this morning, that career has come to a screeching halt. Fossella, 43, is not running for reelection because of the ensuing scandal.

Published in: on October 17, 2008 at 7:08 pm  Leave a Comment  

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