(CNN) - New York Rep. Vito Fossella was arrested overnight for driving while intoxicated, the Washington Post first reported.
In a newly released statement, Fossella said he made an "error in judgment."
“As a parent, I know that taking even one drink of alcohol before getting behind the wheel of a car is wrong," Fossella said. "I apologize to my family and the constituents of the 13th Congressional District for embarrassing them, as well as myself.”
Fossella, a Republican, was stopped while driving in Alexandria, Virginia - a suburb of Washington, D.C.
The Post says court records show Fossella is scheduled to appear in Alexandria General District Court on May 12 for an advisement hearing.
Fosella has served in Congress since 1997.