Michigan State Police have reportedly charged Democratic state Rep. Jewell Jones with driving under the influence, resisting arrest and weapons possession following a Tuesday collision on Interstate 96 in Fowlerville, in line with native reviews.
Police initially arrested Jones, 26, on April 6, and he had a digital arraignment listening to on Friday by way of Zoom, in line with Fox 2 Detriot.
“The defendant’s harmful driving spanned from Southfield from Fowlerville, Michigan, the place finally his automobile was positioned in a ditch off of I-96,” Livingston County prosecutor Carolyn Henry stated through the listening to. The drive from Fowlerville to Southfield is roughly 50 miles.
Jones’ blood-alcohol degree was allegedly twice the authorized restrict and he resisted arrest when police arrived. Regulation enforcement additionally found a Glock within the glove compartment of his automobile, in line with Fox 2.
Jones, who had a passenger, was “extraordinarily uncooperative” with legislation enforcement and “confrontational” with paramedics, Henry stated through the listening to.
“It was additional reported that he continued to be confrontational, uncooperative and utilizing standing of significance by flashing badges as an alternative of the IDs being requested for by legislation enforcement,” she added, according to Native 4 Detroit.
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.
“The defendant’s behaviors had been reported to be so critical that they’d escalated to a degree that the troopers needed to tase and pepper-spray the defendant,” Henry stated.
Jones faces a number of expenses and a minimal two-year jail sentence.
Ali Hammoud, the legal professional representing Jones, stated throughout Friday’s listening to that his consumer is presumed harmless and “will proceed to faithfully serve” his constituents, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Henry, Hammoud and Michigan State Police didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ inquiries.