Mayor of Badalona (Spain, Catalonia Province) Alex Pastor left the post after being detained for drunk driving during the quarantine. According to Vice Mayor Ruben Guiharro, the mayor, who spent the night at the police station, handed over the letter of resignation through his lawyer.
According to the newspaper El Pais, the pastor was detained in the evening of April,21 in central Barcelona. He was driving and refused to be examined despite clear signs of intoxication. According to a police source, the mayor was agitated, shouted, tried to fight and bit one of the security officers.
In a letter that the Vice-Mayor read at a press conference, the Pastor writes that due to fatigue from work, he began to have health and emotional problems, which led to an act “of which he regrets and repents.