BARRIE, ONT. -- Barrie City Councillor Mike McCann is facing charges of impaired driving connected to an incident earlier this month.

According to court documents, the 44-year-old Ward 10 councillor was charged on September 5 after Barrie police responded to a report that a driver crashed into a hydro pole.

On Tuesday, Councillor McCann sent a statement to CTV News saying, "My focus as a business owner and city councillor is always first and foremost the safety and well being of our community, and I support the Barrie police in its efforts to keep our community safe.

However, I will be contesting these charges, and as the matter is now before the courts, I am unable to make any further comment at this time.

I do want to thank all the constituents, friends, and family who have reached out to me with their comments of support."

None of the allegations have been proven in a court of law.

The case is scheduled to be heard in court in November.