Updated 12:29 p.m., Dec. 11, 2018.
Alamo City Commissioner Trinidad “Trino” Medina was arrested early Sunday for allegedly driving while intoxicated and having an open container in his sports car.
A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper arrested Medina, 51, at 6:55 a.m. Sunday on the Class B misdemeanor charge, according to the probable cause affidavit released Tuesday by Precinct 2, Place 1 Justice of the Peace Roberto “Bobby” Contreras.
The trooper initially stopped Medina for speeding, and the affidavit states the commissioner, who was behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Camaro, was driving 56 mph in a 30 mph zone in the vicinity of State Highway 495 and N. Tower Road in Alamo.
“I detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from Medina’s breath and from an (sic) Yeti cup with cold whiskey and water,” the trooper wrote in the affidavit, adding that Medina’s performance on the standardized field sobriety test indicated “Medina did not have the normal use of his mental and physical facilities to operate a vehicle.”
Contreras gave Medina a $1,000 personal recognizance bond, and Medina was released from jail shortly before noon Sunday.
Medina was not able to be reached for comment Sunday afternoon, and Alamo Mayor Diana Martinez said she had no comment on the matter.
Medina’s campaign website lists him as a clinical staff pharmacist at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance and CVS Pharmacy.
He was elected to the Place 1 seat on the Alamo City Commission in November 2017 and previously served as Place 2 commissioner from 2011 to 2015, when he stepped down to unsuccessfully run for mayor.
This is his first DWI arrest, according to the affidavit.
Editor’s Note: This story was updated to include details from the arrest affidavit.