The NY Post posted its letters to the editor on the subject of Vito Fosella’s DWI. There have been a litany of descriptions all over the press concerning the perception of the Senator following his arrest. He has been described as, among other things, “disgraced” and “humiliated” as a result of his DWI while in office. The letters took issue with the lack of compassion for Fosella.
I have to agree with the comments of the writers. While a DWI is a serious offense, we find all segments of our society in our office seeking defense representation for this charge – doctors, educators, etc. In fact, New Jersey has even had Superior Court, Appellate Division and/or Supreme Court Jurists who have been issued DWI summonses. People make mistakes and thankfully no one was injured by the Senator. I certainly believe that more good could have been accomplished by the Senator on this issue had he remained in office. I am sure there are many with a much different view.