District 10 voters sign petition to fire councilman accused of leaving hit-and-run crash

Councilman Clayton Perry is a suspect in a hit-and-run near his North Side home, sources confirm

San Antonio – Voters who once supported District 10 Councilman Clayton Perry are calling for his resignation after efforts to get an explanation following a hit-and-run crash have been met with silence.

Sources confirmed to KSAT that Perry, who has not been arrested, is the suspect in a hit-and-run Sunday night at Redland and Jones Maltsberger roads near his North Side home.

District 10 resident Luke Schulte said he voted for Perry, but he has started a petition to get him off the city council.

Schulte has taken his frustration to social media, requesting an explanation, apology and Perry’s resignation.

“My initial disappointment was that the report alleged he was uncooperative with police,” Schulte said. “My second cause for disappointment is that it was the week of Election Day, and he hadn’t made a comment until this afternoon. And even his comment this afternoon was fairly vague and didn’t really admit to anything.”

Schulte said he is also slightly troubled by the response from Perry’s staff. He said his tags to Perry’s city social media page were removed.

“I’m not sure if I’ve been blocked or if his social media pages have gone dark, but the tags have been removed from my post,” he said.

KSAT was the first to report the story about Perry’s involvement in a hit-and-run crash. The police report said a witness followed the driver after the crash and led police to Perry’s home.

The witness identified the driver and what he was wearing. An officer noted in the report that Perry matched that description.

The officer found Perry lying in his backyard with a cut on his head and smelling of alcohol.

Perry denied having driven the car, though, and the officer left without testing his sobriety or arresting him.

On Wednesday, Perry issued the following statement:

“I was in a car crash on Sunday. I clearly hit my head and don’t really remember it. The next morning, I went to the doctor and spent a day and a half at BAMC for treatment and observation. I’m very sorry for the hassle this is causing everyone and I’m fully cooperating with everyone to resolve it properly.”

Schulte calls the apology half-baked, saying, “The only right thing for him to do is to step down from the city council.”


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