Jailed former Pa. lawmaker gets work release

February 4, 2013 5:37:57 AM PST
A former Lehigh Valley lawmaker will begin serving the rest of his jail sentence on work release.

Joe Brennan was arrested last August for trying to choke his wife at their Fountain Hill home and then driving drunk.

Brennan once served as a state representative for the Lehigh Valley. He is now a research analyst for the House Democratic Caucus.

A spokesman for the caucus says there have not been any discussions regarding Brennan's return to work.