UPDATE: VIDEO: Bailao Pleads Guilty
Toronto City Councillor Ana Bailao has pleaded guilty to drunk driving charges, reversing her earlier choice to fight the case in court.
Bailao says she pleaded guilty to over 80, and had the impared driving charges dropped.
At no time though, did the city councillor contemplate resigning her seat at city hall.
Bailao says she has accepted a punishment of a 12 month ban on driving, and a $1000 fine.
She called it "a bad choice" and regrets getting in her car that night.
Bailao told reporters, she thought she was in control, but obviously she was wrong.
She admitted her blood alcohol was .130 when she was pulled over.
It was back on October 16th, that the City Councillor was stopped in the Bathurst and Harbord area, when Police noticed she was driving without headlights on.
Shortly after news broke, she held a press conference, where she called the event 'regrettable'.
Mayor Rob Ford responded, in a press release, late Monday afternoon:
"Councillor Ana Bailao did something wrong and she's taken full responsibility for her actions. I have faith in the justice system and the Court's decision regarding the appropriate consequences. Ana is a good local Councillor, she works hard and represents her residents well at City Hall. I look forward to continuing to work with her on Council."