Rep. Fossella Arrested on Charges of Driving While Intoxicated

By Daniela Deane
Washington Post Staff Writer
May 1, 2008; 1:56 PM

Rep. Vito J. Fossella (R-N.Y.) was arrested overnight in Alexandria and charged with driving while intoxicated, court records showed today.

Fossella is scheduled to appear in Alexandria General District Court on May 12 for an advisement hearing, the records said.

No other details were immediately available.

Reached by phone, Fossella's communication director had no immediate comment on the report.

Fossella was elected to Congress in a special election to represent the 13th Congressional District of New York in November 1997, according to a biography on his Web site. The district includes Staten Island and the Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, and the Bensonhurst and Gravesend neighborhoods of Brooklyn.

He serves as a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Fossella began his political career in 1994 when he was elected to the New York City Council.

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