Schertz City Councilman George Antuna Jr. arrested on DWI charge

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by Kens5.com Staff

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Posted on August 20, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 20 at 5:22 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- Schertz City Councilman George Antuna, Jr. was arrested and charged with DWI on Monday afternoon.

Live Oak police said they found Antuna, 45, in the parking lot of a business in the 7900 block of Pat Booker Road around 5 p.m.

According to a press release, officers were responding to a report of a possible intoxicated driver.

After determining Antuna had been driving while intoxicated, police said they took him to Northeast Methodist Hospital for medical evaluation.

He was later taken to the Live Oak Police Department and later to the San Antonio magistrate's office once he was cleared from the hospital.

Court records show he was charged with DWI and released from the Central Magistrate's Office on Tuesday morning.

Antuna represents Place 3 in Schertz. He was originally appointed in August 2010 to fill an unexpected term and then elected in 2012.

In June 2012, Antuna temporarily served as Schertz mayor in place of the late Hal Baldwin, who died about a month earlier at the age of 76.

According to the Schertz website, Antuna serves on the boards of the San Antonio-Bexar County Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Lone Star Commuter Rail District and the Texas Lyceum.

Schertz Mayor Michael Carpenter said he heard of the situation through media reports and that the information saddened him. He released the following statement:

The alleged incident did not occur in Schertz, therefore I have no additional facts to add to what has been reported in the press.

Given that the incident occurred outside our jurisdiction, it is a matter for the authorities proper to the jurisdiction in which it occurred to carry forward.

Speculation on my part or on the part of the city would be inappropriate and disrespectful both to Councilman Antuna and to the law enforcement community that is responsible to see that the rule of law is followed from start to finish in this matter.

I put my trust in our neighboring law enforcement community and offer my prayers for all involved.


 

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