(CBS) – Northwest Side Chicago Ald. Rey Colón has been accused of driving under the influence, Illinois state police say.

Colón, who represents the 35th Ward, was driving a Honda SUV early Friday on Interstate 290 near Sacramento when he was pulled over for failing to signal and improper lane usage, Illinois State Police Spokeswoman Monique Bond said Monday.

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Colón was also issued citations for DUI and not having a valid driver’s license.

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The alderman was transported to the 11th District for processing, Bond said. A court hearing is slated for Aug. 15.

Colón issued a written statement Monday afternoon:

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“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.”