The Washington Times - May 2, 2008, 07:41AM

Rep. Vito Fosella, New York Republican, was arrested last night for driving while intoxicating, according to the Staten Island Advance.

Fosella was arrested in Alexandria, Va., and is scheduled to appear May 12 in the Alexandria General District Court. Click here to see AP video: “N.Y. congressman arrested for drunken driving”

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Fosella’s spokesman, Craig Donner, e-mailed The Washington Times a statement issued yesterday by the congressman.

“Last night I made an error in judgment,” Fosella said in the statement. “As a parent, I know that taking even one drink of alcohol before getting behind the wheel of a car is wrong. I apologize to my family and the constituents of the 13th Congressional District for embarrassing them, as well as myself.”

Fosella is facing an election battle with Democrat Domenic M. Recchia, Jr. He defeated Democrat Stephen Harrison in 2006 by a margin of 57 to 43 percent after outspending him by more than 10 to 1.

Carrie Sheffield, Web editor, The Washington Times