Toronto city Coun. Ana Bailao’s impaired driving case headed to court without her Monday.

Bailao’s lawyer, Peter Thorning, said the purpose of Monday’s first appearance was to receive disclosure.

Thorning told CP24 that Bailao would not attend court and a plea would not be entered Monday.

“This is the ordinary manner in which these matters are dealt with,” Thorning said in an email.

Bailao was arrested and charged in October after a police officer spotted the councillor driving without her headlights on.

Earlier that night, she had attended the Mayor's Ball for the Arts.

Bailao has called the situation "regrettable" and previously said she will fight the charges.

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