Fossella Heads to the Slammer

This is the first of two weekends Fossella will spend in jail

Former New York Rep. Vito Fossella will be spending his weekend in a Virginia jail.

Fossella has been ordered to report at 6 p.m. Friday to the Alexandria Detention Center. He gets out at 6 p.m. Sunday.

The former Staten Island congressman pleaded guilty to drunken driving on Monday.

His jury trial was to begin then in the case that ruined his political career. His May 1 arrest led to revelations he had fathered a child from an extramarital affair.

Fossella also must spend a second weekend in jail for the crime.  He was given credit for one day he served when he was arrested.

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