Michigan State Rep. Jones sentenced for drunk driving offense
The 26-year-old was pulled over in April 2021 on I-96 in Livingston County.
HOWELL, Mich. (WILX) - A judge has sentenced State Representative Jewell Jones to two years of probation for drunk driving. Jones, a Democrat representing Inkster, was pulled over in April 2021 on I-96 in Livingston County and got into an altercation with police.
The police report from the arrest says Jones claimed he was going to call Governor Whitmer if he were to be handcuffed.
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On Thursday, Livingston County Circuit Court Chief Judge Michael Hatty gave Jones, 26, credit for 61 days served as well as 100 hours of community service. The sentence follows the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act after Jones pled guilty to multiple offenses including alcohol and weapons charges.
Last month, Jones pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor and two felony charges including resisting and obstructing, operating while intoxicated, possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving, and escape of lawful custody.
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