Toronto city councillor charged with impaired driving
Toronto City Councillor Ana Bailao is seen in this undated file photo.
Published Tuesday, October 16, 2012 2:48PM EDT
Toronto City Councillor Ana Bailao was charged with impaired driving overnight.
Bailao confirmed the charge in a brief statement released to the media on Tuesday afternoon.
“This situation is regrettable,” Bailao said. “I have been advised by my legal counsel that because this matter is before the courts that I have no further comment.”
A Toronto Police source told CTV News that Bailao was arrested near the downtown intersection of Bathurst and Harbord Streets at approximately 1:45 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Bailao was at city hall for meetings Tuesday.
Bailao, 36, is a first-term councillor elected to represent the west-end Ward 18 Davenport in 2010.