Mayor of Medicine Hat charged with drunk driving

Medicine Hat Police Chief Andy McGrogan is confirming that the city's mayor is in trouble with the law, and the people who voted for him, after being arrested for drunk driving.

Ted Clugston was pulled over early Friday morning and charged with impaired driving and exceeding a blood alcohol level of .08.

McGrogan says Clugston was cooperative during the arrest.

Besides the embarrassment, given his position, Mayor Clugston now faces the possibility of a criminal record.

In an emailed statement to local media Saturday night, he acknowledged the incident, but said his legal counsel has advised him not to comment further.

Clugston is to appear in court on Mar. 10.