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SAN ANTONIO (KSAT News) — A San Antonio City Councilman has been arrested for allegedly driving while under the influence of alcohol.

According to a report at, District 10 Councilman Marc Whyte was pulled over at 11 P.M. Friday when a San Antonio Police Officer clocked him driving 80 miles per hour in a 65 miles per hour zone.

The officer stopped Whyte on Loop 410 right before the exit ramp to U.S. 281.

The report quotes a police warrant in which the officer says Whyte was not only speeding but shifting lanes without using a blinker.

The warrant states the officer could smell alcohol on the Councilman’s breath.

Whyte reportedly told the officer that he had consumed three beers at three different restaurants earlier in the evening.

The warrant states Whyte refused a breathalyzer and that a Bexar County Judge has signed a blood warrant, which allows medical professionals to take a blood sample from Whyte without his consent.

Whyte is said to have posted $2,000 bond and was released from the Bexar County jail Saturday morning.

KSAT-12 reports that Whyte released a statement Saturday afternoon in which he says he did not feel intoxicated when he drove home Saturday night. He went on to say he takes full responsibility for his actions and apologized to his family, friends, council colleagues and his District 10 constituents.

He is scheduled to be arraigned January 30.

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