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  N.Y. congressman [Fossella] convicted of DWI
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Last EditedMonsieur  Oct 18, 2008 11:47pm
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News DateSaturday, October 18, 2008 05:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionALEXANDRIA, Va. - Rep. Vito Fossella was convicted Friday of drunken driving and a judge will later decide if he should serve time in jail.

The New York Republican was arrested May 1 in the suburbs outside Washington, leading to revelations he had fathered a child in an extramarital affair. After the scandal, he decided not to seek re-election.

Alexandria, Va., General District Court Judge Becky Moore found Fossella guilty, and scheduled a Dec. 8 hearing to decide if prosecutors had met the legal requirement for high blood alcohol content, which would mean a mandatory five-day jail sentence.

Fossella insisted from the witness stand Friday that he had only two glasses of wine the night he was busted.
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