A black Cadillac Escalade belonging to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was impounded in Bracebridge, Ontario on Tuesday afternoon.
LeeAnne McRobb, a 36-year-old woman from Muskoka Lakes Township, has been charged with impaired driving and driving over 80 milligrams. According to the Ontario Provincial Police, McRobb was the only person in the vehicle.
Ford, who has taken a leave of absence to deal with his substance issues, caused a stir online when he posed for photos with Bracebridge residents late last week.
The Toronto Star reports Ford is in rehab in the area at the GreeneStone treatment centre.
It's not yet clear how McRobb came to be driving Ford's SUV.
Newstalk reporter says MooseFM asked McRobb how she came to be driving his vehicle, she replied "That's for me to know."— Edward Keenan (@thekeenanwire) May 21, 2014
On Wednesday, Moose FM reporters Matthew Sitler and Carly Verhoeven captured footage of a woman at Gravenhurst’s Northland Towing & Recovery coming to collect her belongings from Ford’s car.
A Northland Towing employee confirmed the woman's identity to be McRobb after checking a piece of ID, according to the Toronto Star.
In the video, McRobb compliments a staffer’s watch and comments how she has a similar one, but thinks it’s “in Rob Ford’s room.”
She brushed off follow-up questions from the reporters, but confirmed she was in rehab at GreenStone.
“No, I’m not anymore. I was, but I’m out of there,” McRobb said.
In a second Moose FM video, she also made a comment on Ford's stay in rehab, saying he's doing "top notch."
The mayor’s brother Coun. Doug Ford responded to news of the DUI charge, saying he has “never heard of” McRobb until today. He also told The Globe and Mail attempts to reach the mayor and his wife to confirm the reports have been unsuccessful.
“I have never heard of this person. I don’t have a clue who they are … I don’t know what’s going on,” Ford told the newspaper.
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