Michigan State Police launched bodycam footage on Sunday of an incident involving Democratic state Rep. Jewell Jones, who was reportedly charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest, and weapons possession following a collision final week on Interstate 96 in Fowlerville.
The video reveals police sort out a combative Jones to the bottom after he bodily resisted arrest and threatened to name Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Jones may be heard reminding the officers that he had oversight of their finances as they try and put handcuffs on him.
“I don’t give a f— bro, after I name Gretchen [Whitemer] I am going to (sic) want y’all (sic) ID’s badge numbers every part,” Jones says within the footage.
“It is not going to be good for you, I am telling you. I run y’alls finances, bro,” he advised a trooper.
When an officer requested Jones to current his driver’s license, the 26-year-old responded, “I am unable to try this.”
Police initially arrested Jones, 26, on April 6, after his black Chevy Tahoe, bearing an “ELECTED” vainness plate, drifted erratically throughout a number of lanes earlier than he pulled off onto the shoulder and rolled right into a ditch, in line with stories.
Jones’ blood-alcohol degree was allegedly twice the authorized restrict. Legislation enforcement additionally found a Glock within the glove compartment of his car, in line with Fox 2.
The lawmaker was elected in 2016 and beforehand served on the Inkster Metropolis Council. He’s reportedly additionally a Nationwide Guard member and an Inkster, Michigan, auxiliary police officer.
Jones faces a number of expenses and a minimal two-year jail sentence.
Ali Hammoud, the legal professional representing Jones, mentioned throughout final week’s listening to that his shopper is presumed harmless and “will proceed to faithfully serve” his constituents, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Whitmer’s workplace didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.
Fox Information’ Audrey Conklin contributed to this report.