Arriving several minutes early, Anthony Alcoser prepared to address fellow Harlandale School Board members Wednesday night. The 31-year-old apologized for driving drunk last month.
“My arrest on the 24th doesn’t drop test scores, doesn’t stop kids from going to college, it’s a reminder that we’re all human, we make human mistakes,” said Alcoser.
Alcoser was pulled over downtown after celebrating Fiesta with friends. Police said he didn’t go when the light turned green and he also changed lanes without signaling. They could also smell a heavy odor of alcohol.
School board member Jesse Alaniz believes Alcoser doesn’t deserve to be on the board anymore.
“I’m asking for his resignation…you chose you made a conscious decision to get behind that wheel to drive and to put the public in danger,” said Alaniz before the school board meeting.
Despite Alcoser’s apology, parents had mixed feelings about his DWI Arrest.
Mike Sibrian supports Alcoser. “Nobody on the planet is perfect we all deserve a second chance,” said Sibrian.
“Elected officials that make mistakes are no longer good role models for future Harlandale Independent School District students," parent Anna Gonzalez said
Alcoser has been on the Harlandale School Board for six years. He also told the board he will begin speaking to at risk youth about the dangers of drinking and driving.
Board members may discuss Alcoser’s future at the next scheduled board meeting.