This article has been updated.
A San Antonio police officer found Councilman Clayton Perry (D10) lying in his backyard Sunday night, smelling of alcohol while a vehicle was still running in the driveway, according to a police report obtained by KSAT.
He is being investigated for his potential involvement in a hit-and-run that occurred earlier that night at the intersection of Jones Maltsberger and Redland Road. It was not clear whether Perry or someone else was driving the vehicle, according to KSAT’s report.
Perry’s office did not respond to an email requesting comment Tuesday morning.
“If the details in the police report regarding Sunday night are accurate, Councilman Perry should resign,” Mayor Ron Nirenberg said in a statement Tuesday.
Perry told a police officer he wasn’t driving that night, but declined to answer other questions, according to the report. The officer did not conduct a sobriety test, KSAT said.
According to the police report, the driver of a Honda Civic said their car was struck by a black Jeep Wrangler after making a turn that was too wide. A witness to the accident followed the Jeep Wrangler to Perry’s home nearby, then returned to the scene to alert the driver who had been hit, according to the police report.
The suspected Jeep driver’s name and other identifying details were redacted from the report, but law enforcement sources confirmed to KSAT that it was Perry.
A police officer went to the home and found a black Jeep Wrangler unoccupied in Perry’s driveway with the back gate open. The vehicle had come in contact with the garage door, and Perry was found lying in the backyard with a cut on his head.
The police report lists the driver’s offense as a “failure to stop and give information in a crash with damages worth more than $200, a Class B Misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days jail and a $2,000 fine,” KSAT reported.
The officer requested medical help for Perry, but the councilman refused care that night, according to KSAT.
Perry, who served in the Air Force for more than two decades, was elected to represent District 10 in Northeast San Antonio in 2017.