SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — San Antonio police are announcing a charge of DWI will be filed against Councilman Clayton Perry shortly after the release of police body cam footage showing an officer interacting with him after a hit-and-run crash Sunday night.
The video footage shows Perry found lying in his backyard when an officer approached. The footage also shows a black Jeep Wrangler still running in the driveway of Perry’s home pressed up against the garage door. The officer struggled to get clear answers from Perry about where he was earlier that night, why the vehicle was left running, and whether or not he needed medical treatment.
When the officer asked if Perry had been drinking Sunday night, he repeated several times that he had ‘a good time.’
The DWI charge follows a previous charge for failing to stop after an accident to give information. An arrest warrant was issued for Perry on Thursday, and he turned himself in around 4 p.m. that day.
Police say a witness who saw the crash on Redland Road followed the Jeep, and then went back to the crash scene to notify police.
In the body cam footage, Perry denies having been driving the Jeep when the accident happened, but he admitted earlier this week that he had been in an accident but did not remember what happened.
KSAT-TV reports Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales will recuse himself from the case against Perry.
The DWI charge could be filed as early as next week.
Additional reporting by KTSA’s Christian Blood