UPDATED 3:30 P.M. NOV. 10
The San Antonio Police Department said Nov. 10 an arrest warrant was issued for San Antonio District 10 City Council Member Clayton Perry for allegedly failing to stop and give information during a vehicular hit-and-run incident near his Northeast Side neighborhood earlier in the week.
According to a report filed by SAPD at nearly 11 p.m. Nov. 6, a hit-and-run occurred at the Jones-Maltsberger Road and Redland Road intersection involving Perry’s Jeep Wrangler and a Honda Civic.
In the police report, the driver of the Honda Civic said he and his passenger were waiting for a traffic light to turn left from Redland onto Jones-Maltsberger when the driver of a Jeep Wrangler approaching from an oncoming traffic lane turned too widely and hit the Civic head on, causing “major damage” to the Civic.
According to the report, another motorist witnessed the collision, followed the Jeep driver to their final destination, and came back to the scene of the accident and gave the address to the Civic’s driver.
Police checked the address with registration information for the Jeep Wrangler, and went to that address, where they initially found the Jeep empty but still running in the driveway, according to the report.
The report also said the responding officer found evidence of a collision between a vehicle and the garage door, the report said, adding that the officer knocked on the front door but there was no answer.
The report continued that the officer discovered the backyard gate open and, after hearing some moaning coming from the backyard, found Perry lying on the ground with a cut on his head.
“[Perry] was slow to answer questions, confused about recent events of the evening, and once he was standing, was very unsteady on his feet,” the report said.
The report said Perry either refused to answer the officer’s questions or offered vague replies about events leading up to the crash, and that the officer smelled an odor of alcoholic beverages coming from Perry.
The report added that the officer then left the residence without taking further action.
The report lists as the offense failure to stop and give information following a collision resulting in damages of more than $200.
According to state law, this office is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by 180 days in jail and a maximum fine of $2,000.
Perry did not attend the regularly scheduled council B session Nov. 9, but later that same afternoon, Perry released a statement: “I clearly hit my head and don’t really remember it. The next morning, I went to the doctor and spent a day and a half at [Brooke Army Medical Center] for treatment and observation. I’m very sorry for the hassle this is causing everyone, and I’m fully cooperating with everyone to resolve it properly.”