Perez was arrested on Sept. 14 by the Will County Sheriff’s Police after he drove westbound on I-80 near Richards Street.
Court documents indicate the Joliet man who lives in the 1000 block of North Broadway Street has two prior drunken driving convictions on his record.
Here’s what led to his arrest last month in Joliet:
“Upon entering the curve on the Center Street off ramp, the vehicle crossed the fog line several times, once nearly striking the guardrail,” the forfeiture complaint states.
Perez also nearly struck a parked car near Marion Street and that’s where the sheriff’s deputy pulled him over. The complaint states Perez “had red and glassy eyes, his speech was slurred, droopy eyelids, poor manual dexterity and his movement was very slow and lethargic.”
Perez told the Will County deputy that he had gotten off work in Chicago and “went to a restaurant with his boss and had consumed two beers,” the complaint states.
When Perez was asked to step outside, his truck started to roll forward because it “was not in park. Perez was able to get the vehicle into park and turn the engine off,” court documents show.
Then, the sheriff’s deputy made a stunning observation as he looked down at Perez’s pants.
“Perez’s pants zipper was down and there was a dark, wet stain down the front of his pants to the bottom of the legs and that it appeared that Perez had urinated on himself,” court papers state.
Perez was asked if he was willing to consent to taking field sobriety tests.
“I’m good to get home,” he responded, according to court records. “I don’t take no tests.”
Eventually, “Perez then admitted to taking maybe three beers,” the complaint states, noting that Perez declined a chance to take any field sobriety tests.
But as the sheriff’s deputy tried to put Perez into handcuffs, the deputy realized he needed backup help.
“Give me the Taser!” Perez begged the deputy, the complaint states.
“Perez at one point attempted to grab Deputy Schwartz’s duty belt, however, Deputy Schwartz was able to pin Perez’s hands to the ground with his hands and placed his knees on his upper arm/shoulder area,” court papers show.
Eventually, sheriff’s deputy Kelly arrived with the K-9 dog to help with the arrest.
“Antonio Perez was placed under arrest for aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol,” court papers note.
A forfeiture hearing on whether Perez should lose his truck is set for December.