Michigan state Rep. Jewell Jones sent to jail after judge revokes bond in drunken driving case


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Michigan State Rep. Jewel Jones, D-Inister, had her bond canceled by a judge and was taken into custody Tuesday after breaching the bond’s terms for the third time.

Jones was previously out on bond after an alleged drunk driving accident in Livingston County earlier this year.


Livingston County Circuit Judge Michael Hattie said, “I’m a believer in graduation restrictions and not going to jail this person until sentencing, but I’m going to revoke the bond at this time.” Detroit News.

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Jones, 26, has an alcohol tether, which detects the presence of alcohol in a person’s sweat. According to court records, Jones’ tether showed alcohol in his system at three separate times on September 3. In addition, he also tampered with Tether on 6 September.

Assistant Prosecutor Christina Richards said, “The actions of this defendant – from his conduct during the offenses alleged through each of the three bond breaches – show that he believes that, as a person who writes our laws , that he is above our laws.” “There is also a very strong public perception that the defendant is receiving special treatment because of his condition.”

According to Michigan State Police reportsJones was arrested on April 6, after his Chevy Tahoe weaved in and out of lanes on Interstate 96 before landing in a ditch. The report said his blood alcohol content was 0.19, more than double the legal limit of 0.08.

During his arrest, Jones said Officials say his actions are “not going to be good for you,” adding that he will “call the governor”. [Gretchen] Whitmer now,” according to the police report.

Jones to Whitmerhomie“When officers tried to take his intake photo without a face mask. “You know what? Big Gretch is homie. When she learns about it, she might be a little nervous about treatment,” Jones said. “She’s very serious about the pandemic so I’m wondering if I can wear a mask.”

Under Judge Hattie’s order, a pre-trial conference with Jones is scheduled for Friday.

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