San Antonio City Councilman Clayton Perry (D10) was arrested Wednesday on a driving while intoxicated charge in connection with a hit-and-run collision that occurred on Nov. 6.

Perry posted a $1,000 bond and was released from the Bexar County Jail. 

His arrest comes after San Antonio police filed a DWI charge to the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office on Dec. 6

A first-time DWI charge is a class B misdemeanor. Perry faces up to $5,000 in fines and one year in jail. 

Previously, Perry turned himself into the Bexar County Courthouse on Nov. 10 and posted a $1,000 bond for a failure-to-stop charge. 

As of Wednesday evening, jail records show Perry is awaiting an arraignment hearing set for Jan. 30. 

Following the Nov. 6 hit-and-run, the San Antonio Police Department released video footage from a responding officer’s body-worn camera, which shows the councilman, moaning and confused, and lying in his back yard with a cut on his head. In the video, Perry’s seen evading an officer’s questions, slurring his speech and struggling to get inside his house.

Perry told reporters he wouldn’t resign the same day the video was released. San Antonio City Council later issued a vote of no-confidence for Perry. 

SAPD Chief William McManus rejected the notion that Perry was treated differently from any other suspect and commended the officer who handled the incident.

“The officer did a good job,” McManus said.

On Nov. 14, Perry was granted an indefinite leave of absence from City Council. His colleagues selected former Councilman Mike Gallagher to temporarily represent District 10.

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Raquel Torres

Raquel Torres is the San Antonio Report's breaking news reporter. She previously worked at the Tyler Morning Telegraph and is a 2020 graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University.