Ward 18 representative pulled over early this morning.
Both Toronto police and staff in her office are confirming that councillor Ana Bailão (Ward 18, Davenport) was charged with impaired driving after being pulled over at approximately 1:45 this morning. The councillor was pulled over near Bathurst and Harbord; the Globe is reporting that officers stopped her after observing something in her driving (as opposed to a random check). She is scheduled to appear in court on December 3.
Councillor Bailão has released a written statement about this morning’s charges, which reads in full:
I can confirm that on October 16, I was charged with impaired driving. This situation is regrettable. I have been advised by my legal counsel that because this matter is before the courts that I have no further comment.