Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores was arrested for driving while drunk Wednesday night after police found him trying to free his van from a snowbank and appeared drunk.
Councilman Flores was put into custody after failing a field sobriety test.
The arresting officers filmed the entire ordeal and The Chronicle-Telegram was able to obtain copies of the tapes and has the rest of the story:
Kovach wrote in his report that Flores had difficulty following a pen with his eyes and had difficulty with a walk-and-turn test. When Kovach asked Flores to stand on one leg and count, something he had to explain several times, Flores nearly fell to the ground, and the officer had to reach out and grab him, the video shows.
Kovach then puts Flores in the back of his patrol car and takes him to Lorain City Jail, where he handcuffs Flores before taking him inside.
A second video shows Flores and two other officers standing inside the jail, and Flores appears to burp. One of the officers comments that it smelled of vodka, but Flores corrects him, telling police that he had been drinking Christmas ale.
Flores refused to take a breath test to determine how much he had to drink and was booked into the jail.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges against him during an appearance Thursday in Lorain Municipal Court.