Clayton Perry has been charged in reference to the Sunday evening accident.
SAN ANTONIO — A virtually 14-minute-long video launched by the San Antonio Police Department reveals City Councilman Clayton Perry with slurred speech as he refused to answer questions when an officer arrived at his residence Sunday evening after Perry’s alleged involvement in a hit-and-run crash.
No one was injured in that accident, however Perry on Thursday was charged with failure to cease and provides info. SAPD later stated they have been additionally charging him with driving whereas intoxicated.
According to an affidavit, a number of witnesses – together with the cashier at a Bill Miller restaurant close to Perry’s residence – informed authorities he gave the impression to be drunk. A police report says the motive force of a Jeep Wrangler turned too huge on Sunday, going into oncoming site visitors lanes. A car that was ready on the pink mild was hit, “causing major damage,” the report acknowledged.
It all unfolded a couple of half-mile from Perry’s home.
A go to from police
The video, which runs 13 minutes and 37 seconds, was shared by SAPD on YouTube. It reveals bodycam video footage from the officer who responded to Perry’s residence.
It begins with the officer strolling towards the councilman’s yard, Perry’s Jeep visibly on and working close by.
Perry may be seen mendacity within the yard outdoors his residence, and he identifies himself when requested by officers.
Perry communicates largely via damaged speech, not realizing his automotive remains to be working when requested by the officer. When that officer asks if Perry realizes he was probably concerned in a automotive accident earlier, he replies, “No.”
He finally sits up because the officer continues asking questions. Perry replies “No” to most of them, together with whether or not he can get up, whether or not he had been driving earlier, or whether or not he has a driver’s license.
“If you don’t have a driver’s license, why are you out driving?” the officer asks, to which Perry replies: “Oh shoot.”
Perry stays sitting on the bottom for about 4 minutes because the officer returns to the Jeep and turns it off.
“I ask a lot of questions I already know the answer to,” the officer additionally says at one level. “So the more you lie to me, the harder this is for you.”
‘Not planning on resigning’
After posting bond Thursday when he turned himself in to authorities, Perry briefly spoke to information media and stated he had no plans to resign from the City Council seat he has held since 2017.
He additionally stated he did not bear in mind a lot of what occurred Sunday evening, echoing a press release he supplied Wednesday amid a number of experiences that he was being investigated for potential involvement within the crash.
When requested by a reporter whether or not he was consuming Sunday evening, Perry stated: “I’m gonna let the process determine that.”
Earlier within the week, the office of Mayor Ron Nirenberg issued a short assertion, saying, “If the details in the police report regarding Sunday night are accurate, Councilman Perry should resign.”
SAPD Chief William McManus informed KENS 5 further costs are potential as police proceed to research what occurred Sunday evening.
This is a growing story. Check again with KENS5.com for updates.
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