04/16/2015 03:10 EDT | Updated 06/29/2015 05:59 EDT

P.E.I. Tory candidate says he thought legal situation was already resolved

CHARLOTTETOWN - A Progressive Conservative candidate who resigned in Prince Edward Island says he will take responsibility for a legal situation he mistakenly thought was behind him.

In a statement issued Thursday, Shawn Driscoll says he plans to address the issue, although he does not clarify what it is and asks for privacy.

Party Leader Rob Lantz issued a statement on Wednesday saying Driscoll was the subject of an outstanding bench warrant in Alberta related to a possible case of driving under the influence.

Lantz said this was not disclosed to the party and as a result, he informed Driscoll that he cannot continue representing the Tories as a candidate.

Driscoll was the party's candidate in the riding of West Royalty-Springvale in the province's May 4 election.