Tim Stevenson was caught driving drunk



Vision Vancouver Coun. Tim Stevenson has revealed he pleaded guilty yesterday to a May 2006 drunk driving charge.

Stevenson said he tried to drive about eight blocks home from a local pub after drinking three and a half pints of beer over a three-hour period.

He said he kept the incident secret from friends, family, colleagues and congregation members at the United Church, where he is an ordained minister.

“Frankly, I’m glad to get it off my chest,” he said. “It’s hard to have that kind of secret for a year.”

He’s been fined $600 and had his licence suspended for one year. He said he will not step down from council and declined to say whether he will run again.

Mayor Sam Sullivan released a statement yesterday informing the public of his “disappointment” in Stevenson, while stressing that his own “focus is getting on with the job of running the city.”