VANCOUVER - Vowing never to drink alcohol again, British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell said he's seeking help to find out if he has an addiction problem after being charged with impaired driving.
But he told reporters Sunday that he has no intention of stepping down, insisting that his caucus wants him to carry on as leader.
"I had way too much to drink," Campbell said when asked about being pulled over by police in Hawaii early Friday morning after having dinner with friends.
Campbell said he had three martinis before dinner and at least three glasses of wine during the meal.
He said he failed a sobriety test, and was told by an officer that he had been speeding. Campbell does not plan to contest the impaired driving charge laid against him – a misdemeanour in that state compared to a criminal offence in Canada.
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