Congressman convicted of drunken driving

October 17, 2008 5:16:47 PM PDT
A judge has convicted Rep. Vito Fossella of drunken driving and 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 from 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.

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