San Antonio – San Antonio City Councilman Clayton Perry consumed 14 alcoholic beverages in the four hours before his head-on crash in November, according to an affidavit obtained by KSAT on Thursday.
An affidavit reveals new details about the incident on Sunday, November 6, in which Perry drove off alone after having drinks at a North Side bar from 4:45 to 8:45 p.m. This includes surveillance footage showing that
Perry is facing DUI and non-compliance with information charges. He is currently on temporary leave of office in District 10, but other council members are asking him to resign.
The affidavit states that Perry drove from Wicked Olive’s parking lot to Bill Miller’s Bar BQ across the street. I stayed at the window for about 10 minutes after being asked to leave.
After driving out of the restaurant, Perry crashed the Jeep into a Honda Civic that was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Jones Malzberger and Redland roads, investigators said.
The crash occurred less than 30 minutes after Perry left the bar.
According to the affidavit, Perry immediately left the scene and drove to his house, but a witness to the crash tracked him down and informed police of his whereabouts.
At that location, responding officers found Perry lying in the backyard, nearly unconscious. Perry denied that he drove home or was involved in an accident.
According to the new affidavit, “He appears to be intoxicated based on videos of exchanges showing Perry lost normal use of his mental and physical functions.”
A few days after the crash, SAPD released a body camera video showing Perry’s encounter with police, though the specific details leading up to it were still being sorted out by investigators.
The new affidavit, released after Perry was charged with DUI on Wednesday, was signed by a different officer than the one who initially responded to Perry’s home.
KSAT reached out to Perry for comment on Wednesday. he is not responding
Perry booked on second bill
San Antonio police filed a DWI lawsuit against Perry earlier this month, but it was up to prosecutors to bring charges against him. He was booked Wednesday and released on a $1,000 bond.
A first-time DWI claim is considered a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum fine of $3,000 and six months’ imprisonment.
Perry was already facing a class B misdemeanor for failing to stop and provide information after a crash that resulted in over $200 in vehicle damage.
Perry appeared in Bexar County Court on November 10 for failing to stop and file a request for information. He was released shortly after posting a $1,000 bail.
Police said they needed more information to charge Perry with DUI.
A redacted SAPD report obtained by KSAT Investigates last month focused primarily on the crash and its aftermath.
SAPD officials reportedly found Perry lying in the backyard with a cut on his head and smelling of alcohol. Records show that Perry had trouble getting up, and when he did, his feet were unstable and swaying.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg said Perry should resign if the details in the police report are true.
Perry told reporters on Nov. 10 that the mayor “can say what he wants.”
The San Antonio City Council called a special session on November 14 and voted “no confidence” in Mr Perry, quashing his resignation request.
Instead, Perry took a temporary leave of absence on November 14th. For the time being, he was replaced by Mike Gallagher, who represented District 10 from 2014-2017.
Perry said he used his time away from the council to “take appropriate steps as determined by medical professionals to ensure this does not happen again. I am fully committed.”
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