NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York Rep. Vito Fossella (VEE’-toh fuh-SEL’-uh) is spending the weekend in a Virginia jail.
The Staten Island Republican pleaded guilty Monday to drunken driving there last May. His lawyer dropped him off at the Alexandria Detention Center on Friday afternoon for a two-day stay.
Sheriff’s Office spokesman Harry Covert says Fossella probably will be kept alone in a small white cell with long slits for windows but may get a roommate if the jail gets crowded. The cell has a steel sink and toilet and a cement bed.
Fossella must spend a second weekend in jail. He was sentenced to five days but got credit for a day he served when arrested.
Fossella’s arrest led to revelations he’d fathered a child outside his marriage and ruined his political career. A Democrat won his seat.