Fort Worth Councilman Cary Moon was arrested Saturday in Burleson on a charge of driving while intoxicated, Burleson Police Department spokeswoman Deanna Phillips said.
Police conducted a traffic stop about 2:30 a.m. that day near the 100 block of South Scott Street.
Moon was driving south on Dobson Street when he allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign. Police said Moon’s truck hit a curb before he drove onto the grass before returning to the road. Moon allegedly struck a curb again after an officer activated his emergency lights.
Moon, 50, was elected to the Fort Worth City Council in 2015 and represents District 4, according to dfw.cbslocal.com.
“Thank you to those who have offered support,” Moon said in a statement to CBS 11 on Monday. “At this time, we are not able to discuss details of the case. I will be responsible for my actions and own up to any personal or legal failures.”
Moon, when asked by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram if he would resign from the city council, said he expected to continue serving. Moon added that because his misdemeanor charge is a “victimless crime” and no one was hurt he wouldn’t need to resign the council.
Moon had apparently been at Dalton’s Corner beforehand, a bar and restaurant at 200 S. Main St. in Burleson that Moon partially owns.
The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts closed Dalton’s Corner in February for unpaid taxes, according to the Star-Telegram. Moon on Monday said that debt has been cleared and the restaurant reopened.
Bond was set at $1,000.