Lewis W. Diuguid

Jaywalking arrest adds to problems of Toronto mayor

Updated: 2014-02-09T01:06:55Z

By Lewis W. Diuguid

The Kansas City Star

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who has become internationally known for his drug use, has gotten on the radar of the police in British Columbia for jaywalking.

Ford received a $109 ticket late Friday. Ford said 15 people were with him, yet, the police singled him out, The Associated Press reports.

The mayor last year admitted to smoking crack cocaine, a street drug not normally associated with political bigwigs. Ford has refused to resign and is running for re-election.

Ford said Toronto police don’t give out tickets for jaywalking.

“Maybe I’ve broken the law a lot of times,” Ford said in the AP story. “Everybody jaywalks.”

The difference now, however, is he has gotten the attention of police, and any minor infraction will result in problems for the offender. Ford’s woes are likely to continue to grow.

To reach Lewis W. Diuguid, call 816-234-4723 or send email to ldiuguid@kcstar.com.

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