Lorain City Councilman Angel Arroyo faces several charges, including disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, after an incident early Saturday morning.
On Monday, he spoke with WKYC Channel 3 about the incident (watch the full interview in the player below). Fighting back tears, he said, "I apologize to those that know me, that supported me, that might be getting some negative backlash for saying they know me or supported me."
Officials responded to a home on Jenee Drive for several calls for an intoxicated man around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. At the scene, the man identified as Arroyo told police he had been run over by a vehicle at Diso's Bistro on Oberlin Ave,and injured his left knee.
His injuries were not consistent with being run over according to police.
According to reports, Arroyo refused to leave the scene multiple times and was placed under arrest. Refusing to get into the police car, Arroyo had to be physically pulled into the cruiser by another officer. While in the cruiser, Arroyo began kicking the windows en route to the Lorain City Jail.
The 34-year old faces charges of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct persisting, disorderly conduct by intoxication, obstructing official business and disturbing the peace.
Arroyo made news in recent weeks, helping collect and ship thousands of pounds of relief supplies to the people of Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.
When asked what was next for him, Arroyo said, "Just building a bridge between myself, my family, and the community for anyone I let down. Second, I will go to meetings and get the help so I won't put myself in this situation ever again."