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Mayor responds to reports connecting city councilman to hit-and-run accident

San Antonio City Councilman Clayton Perry allegedly drove away after crashing right into a automobile.

SAN ANTONIO — Mayor Ron Nirenberg issued an announcement Tuesday in response to reports connecting San Antonio City Councilman Clayton Perry to a hit-and-run accident.

The incident occurred round 9:20 p.m. on Sunday on Redland and Jones Maltsberger Road.

According to a report supplied by SAPD, the driving force of a Jeep Wrangler turned too huge, going into oncoming visitors lanes. 

A automobile that was ready on the crimson gentle was hit, “causing major damage,” the report mentioned. 

KENS 5 has not confirmed the identify of the driving force of the Jeep. However, the mayor made an announcement Tuesday responding to native media reports connecting Perry to the incident. His assertion reads:

“If the details in the police report regarding Sunday night are accurate, Councilman Perry should resign.”

A driver who witnessed the crash adopted the Jeep. That witness instructed police the driving force had parked in a driveway, and supplied the handle to authorities. The witness returned to the crash web site and instructed the sufferer the place that particular person parked.

When an officer arrived to the handle, they noticed a automobile was working, however nobody was inside. They officer knocked on the entrance door of the house, however nobody answered. However, the officer reported listening to a “moaning sound” coming from the yard.

Police mentioned the gate was open and a person was mendacity on the bottom with a reduce on his head. He was carrying a black Polo shirt and khaki shorts. He reportedly was sluggish to answer questions and refused to answer a few of them.

However, he claimed he was not driving that night time. The report additionally mentioned there was an “odor consistent with alcoholic beverages” from the person’s breath. But, no additional motion was taken by the officer; they left the house.

The witness later instructed authorities what the person was carrying, which reportedly matched the outline of the black shirt and shorts.

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