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Renata Ford, widow of ex-mayor Rob Ford, arrested for suspected impaired driving

Toronto police arrested Renata Ford, the widow of former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, on suspicions of impaired driving Wednesday night.

Renata Ford was in a parked car when an officer approached her, police say

Rob Ford's widow, Renata, has been arrested on suspected impaired driving, Toronto police say. She's shown here in an 2014 file photo. (Sebastien St-Francois/Radio-Canada)

Toronto police arrested Renata Ford, the widow of former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, on suspicion of impaired driving Wednesday night.

Ford was found in a parked vehicle when she was arrested, Const. Victor Kwong said in a brief interview. Police were in the process of laying an impaired driving charge against her, he said, but had yet to do so as of 10:15 p.m.

Kwong would not provide any details about where Ford was found or what led to the arrest.

Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford made public apologies on several occasions following bouts of public intoxication. He later went to rehab. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)

Renata Ford's late husband, Rob, was mayor of Toronto from 2010 to 2014. He died of cancer in March 2016 at the age of 46.

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