05/23/2013 12:52 EDT | Updated 07/23/2013 05:12 EDT

Coun. Paul Ainslie was issued roadside suspension

Toronto Coun. Paul Ainslie admitted that his driver's licence had been suspended for three days earlier this month after he received a roadside licence suspension for having a blood-alcohol level in the so-called "warn range."

Ainslie called an impromptu news conference Thursday to inform reporters that he was stopped by police on or about May 3 at a RIDE checkpoint.

The councilor for Scarborough East said he had consumed "a couple of" glasses of wine that evening.

A subsequent roadside test determined that his blood-alcohol level in the warn range of between .05 and .08.

Ainslie said he was issued the warning along with a three-day licence suspension but was not charged.

"This incident serves as a stark reminder to me of the dangers of consuming alcohol prior to driving," Ainslie said.

Blood-alcohol content is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in a 100 milliliters of blood.

Police issue roadside suspensions when a driver's blood-alcohol content falls between .05 and .08 . A first-time offence results in a warning and a $150 fine.