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San Antonio City Councilman Clayton Perry addresses reports connecting him with weekend hit-and-run

He stopped short of directly admitting culpability in the incident outlined in an SAPD report.

SAN ANTONIO — Amid multiple news reports this week connecting him with an apparent hit-and-run incident over the weekend, San Antonio City Councilman Clayton Perry said in a statement that he was "fully cooperating with everyone to resolve it properly."

Perry, who represents District 10 and has been a member of City Council since June 2017, said he was in a Sunday car crash and "don't really remember it" due to injuries.

He stopped short of explicitly linking the incident he was alluding to with a hit-and-run being investigated by SAPD. 

"I clearly hit my head and don't really remember it," his statement to KENS 5 reads. "The next morning, I went to the doctor and spent a day and half at BAMC for observation and treatment. I'm sorry for the hassle this is causing everyone and I'm fully cooperating with everyone to resolve it properly."

According to a report provided by police, the driver of a Jeep Wrangler turned too wide on Sunday, going into oncoming traffic lanes. A vehicle that was waiting at the red light was hit, "causing major damage," the report stated.

KENS 5 has not confirmed who was driving the Jeep involved in the incident.

Some time after the investigation was underway, the witness who followed the Jeep to Perry's driveway told police he saw "an older white male wearing a black shirt and light blue shorts exit the driver door of the Jeep when it parked in the driveway."   

When an officer arrived to the address, they saw the suspect vehicle. Knocks on the front door went unanswered, but an officer reported hearing a "moaning sound" coming from the backyard.

The report goes on to state that the man later found by the officer was wearing a black shirt and light khaki shorts. Police took no action against the man in the yard because, at the time, they had not spoken to the witness who provided the matching clothing description.

Perry released his statement after he was a no-show at Wednesday afternoon's City Council meeting. On Tuesday, Mayor Ron Nirenberg's office released a short but direct statement: "If the details in the police report regarding Sunday night are accurate, Councilman Perry should resign."



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