Chicago's 35th Ward alderman was arrested early Friday and charged with driving under the influence, police said.
Ald. Rey Colon was pulled over at about 1 a.m. Friday on the Eisenhower Expressway after his vehicle was seen drifting between lanes. State Police said he was given a field sobriety test, according to reports, and arrested.
Colon was charged with DUI, driving on an expired license, improper lane use and failure to signal.
Though Colon previously declined to comment on the situation, he issued the following statement Monday afternoon:
"I’d like to personally thank everyone who has contacted me with questions or to express support during this challenging moment. I have every confidence in the legal system and that justice will be served. I am not at liberty to discuss specifics on the matter as the case is still pending. In the meantime, I remain focused on serving my constituents, representing the neighborhoods that make up the 35th Ward and continuing to provide high quality public service without distraction."