GOPers stick with Vito following DWI bust - Congressman Fossella faces five days in jail; says he won’t resign

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Disgraced lawmaker Vito Fossella may have been busted in Virginia, but in Brooklyn, his friends still got his back.

The Republican congressman was arrested in Alexandria, Va. on May 1, after a night out with Staten Islanders in town to cheer the New York Giants’ visit to the White House.

Court records show that the six-term congressman, who also represents Staten Island, had over twice the legal limit of alcohol in his blood.

In Virginia, the legal limit is .08 percent. Fossella’s was .17 percent, it was reported. He faces a mandatory sentence of five days in jail if he is convicted.

The incident continues to draw scrutiny from tabloids, who now trail Laura Fay

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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