- The Washington Times - Friday, April 17, 2009

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.

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