Tony Sexton, a candidate for Alice City Council place 3, was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated Sunday evening.
Sexton, who is on the May 4th election ballot, was involved in a hit-and-run accident on the 900 block of Cecilia Street and was located at his residence on the 2000 of South Cameron Street, according to the police report.
Sexton's vehicle, a black and white Ford Crown Victoria, had damage consistent with the hit-and-run accident.
Officers made contact with 48-year-old in his apartment. When he walked outside towards the patrol unit, Sexton was "swaying side by side barely maintaining balance." He also had red glossy eyes, drenched in sweat, was in a state of confusion and had a strong odor of alcohol.
Sexton refused to take a sobriety test and a breathalyzer, according to the police report.
He was transported to the Jim Wells County jail. He was charged with driving while intoxicated second charge, a misdemeanor.
According to the Maria Antonia "Tonie" Kuhlman, Jim Wells County elections administrator, the only reason a candidate would be disqualified from running in the upcoming election would be if they were a "convicted felon."
Sexton was released Monday with a $2,000 bond.