Dead cyclist was drunk the night of alleged altercation with ex-Ont. minister: girlfriend

The girlfriend of a Toronto bicycle courier killed in an incident that has seen charges laid against a former Ontario cabinet minister says the cyclist was drinking the night he died.

TORONTO — The girlfriend of a Toronto bicycle courier killed in an incident that has seen charges laid against a former Ontario cabinet minister says the cyclist was drinking the night he died.

Misty Bailey says her boyfriend Darcy Allan Sheppard was drunk when he visited her Monday night.

She says he rested and slept, then insisted on going home.

Bailey says she didn’t ask him to leave and would have loved for him to stay where she knew he’d be safe.

She says Sheppard, at one point, was in the back of a police cruiser and she asked police to drive him home, but instead they let Sheppard go.

Police have said they responded to a call about Sheppard barely an hour before his death, but added there were no allegations of criminal activity.

He died Monday night after an alleged altercation with former Ontario attorney general Michael Bryant.

Bryant is facing charges of criminal negligence causing death and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.

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