Ted Clugston, Medicine Hat Mayor, Charged With Impaired Driving

02/15/2015 02:07 EST | Updated 04/18/2015 05:59 EDT
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MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - An Alberta city mayor has been charged with impaired driving.

Medicine Hat Police Chief Andy McGrogan confirms in a statement posted online that the city's mayor, Ted Clugston, was arrested early Friday morning.

McGrogan says Clugston was subsequently charged with impaired driving and exceeding a blood alcohol level of .08.

He will appear in court on March 10.

McGrogan says Clugston was cooperative throughout the investigation.

Clugston emailed a statement to local media on Saturday night, acknowledging the incident and saying that his legal counsel has advised him not to comment further.

Clugston, a former alderman, became mayor of the southeastern Alberta city in 2013 by defeating two-term incumbent Norm Boucher.

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