UPDATED at 6:07 P.M., August 26, 2014
2nd UPDATE at 8:00 P.M., August 27, 2014
WHITE PLAINS, NY and YONKERS, NY – August 26, 2014 — Hugh Fox, Jr., New York State Conservative Party Vice-Chair, Westchester County Conservative Committee (Party) Chair, and Assistant to Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, was yesterday arrested on charges of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). Fox was involved in an automobile crash sometime during the 4 pm to Midnight shift on August 25, 2014. The accident took place on Martine Avenue. Both “Foxy” and the driver of the other car are OK.
2nd Addendum – Update as of 8:00 p.m., August 27, 2014. Yonkers Tribune has learned that Hugh Fox was spotted at the bar in Mulino’s. The Zagat Survey of ’03-’04 advises “The Who’s Who of Westchester gravitates to the high powered White Plains Northern Italian restaurant that pleases even the skeptics with service so attentive you feel like you’re the only one there…” Recognizing Mulino’s “attentive service” making you “feel like you are the only one there” brings one pause. If that is the case, why did the bartending staff not recognize Foxy’s” ever greater inebriated state? He was a regular at Mulino’s. It is the legal responsibility of a bar tending staff to be on the lookout for people who become overwhelmed by alcohol. One must thereby now question if Zagat’s acclamation is valid in 2014? It does seem as though Mulino’s is somewhat responsible for their lack of action in thwarting “Foxy” from departing the restaurant in a state of inebriation.
Initial Addendum: Inquiry of Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino’s Communications Director Ned McCormack gained a call-back at about an hour after inquiry was made of his office. Mr. McCormack advised that both Foxy and the other party involved in the crash are in good condition. The other driver did not seek medical attention; he intact refused medical attention.
Mr. McCormack also advised that Fox had resigned as Assistant to Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino’s Administration this morning.