Michigan Rep. Jewell Jones was arrested on April 6 by the Michigan State Police. Dashcam footage shows Rep. “Jones was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and resisting arrest after a crash on I-96 near Fowlerville,” reports Detroit Local 4 News. The report says that “State police troopers said they found Jones’ SUV with the vanity plate ELECTED in a ditch.”
26-year-old Rep. Jones faces charges including “resisting and obstructing officers – a felony – driving with high blood-alcohol content, reckless driving and possessing a weapon while under the influence.” The puzzling display shows State Rep. Jones name-dropping himself, Michigan Gov. Whitmer, and other officials. Perhaps all in an attempt to get a “get out of jail free card.”
Rep. Jones is seen attempting to get inside an ambulance while a car lay in the distant ditch. The first Michigan State trooper, Trooper Gilmer, walks up and explains to Jones that the medics are not allowing him to ride with them to the hospital. An upset Jones claims this is because of some sort of “medical privilege.”
Trooper Gilmer repeatedly tells an ever-increasingly agitated Jones to “relax” as the State Rep. claims he’s not “gonna do nothing, crazy bro.” Rep. Jones begins to beg the officer to “follow [him] all the way to the hospital.” Still, his erratic behavior along with his slurred speech caused the officer to stop Jones as he attempted to get back to his car in the ditch.
The State Trooper cautions Rep. Jones not to do anything “stupid that [he is] going to regret.” That is when the second State Trooper walks onto the scene to assist in the dangerous situation taking place on the side of a busy I-96. Trooper Gilmer gives Jones one last time to hand over his driver’s license.”
BREAKING: Dash cam released of Democrat Rep Jewell Jones resisting arrest, threatening to call Gov Whitmer. He had just driven drunk into a ditch pic.twitter.com/8jndId62sp
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The arrest goes downhill from here as the report states that the “State police reported it took two uses of a taser and pepper spray to get Jones under control.” The 26-year-old state representative reportedly “had a blood-alcohol content of 0.19% after a warrant was obtained – more than twice the legal limit.”
This could explain why Jones thought it would be a good idea to tell the State Troopers, “I’m gonna tell Gretchen that y’all f***ing up … and I’m gonna get y’all desk duty bro.” Jones also told the troopers that he “runs their budget” and that he’ll “call Gretchen.” He told the Troopers that they’re “not f***ing with” him because he “works” with the police.
The Daily Caller reports that Jones’ arrest report showed that the representative had a loaded Glock, “sitting in the cup holder in the center console of the vehicle”. It also states that Jones “appeared to be highly intoxicated. There was a strong odor of intoxicants coming from him, and his speech was slurred as he spoke. His eyes were red bloodshot and glassy, and his fine motor skills were poor.”
Jones’s attorney told NBC that “anything [Jones] said regarding budgets and the governor was an attempt to stop [police] from using excessive force.”
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