A newly released video shows Democrat Michigan state rep. Jewell Jones arguing with police officers and refusing to take his booking photo after he was arrested for a DUI.
26-year-old Michigan state rep. Jewell Jones was seen driving erratically on I-96 before he got into an accident in Livingston County on April 6th.
State Troopers arrested Jones after he crashed his SUV into a ditch
“I’ll call governor Whitmer right now,” Jones can be heard saying on the video. “I’m a state rep.”
Law enforcement struggled to arrest Jones and had to use a taser and pepper spray to get him under control, according to a police report.
State Troopers were seen taking a belligerent Jones to the ground where he threatened to unleash the might of the state government on them – “I run y’alls budgets” Jones said to the cops.
“Police said Jones — who refused a blood test — had a blood-alcohol content of 0.19% after a warrant was obtained — more than twice the legal limit,” according to Click on Detroit.
After resisting arrest, Jewell Jones continued to argue with officers, lectured them on laws and regulations and once again threw around Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s name.
“Big Gretch is the homie. When she finds out about this, she might be a little upset,” Jewell Jones told the officer.
“Big Gretch is the homie. When she finds out about this, she might be a little upset” Newly released video of Michigan State Rep Jewell Jones arguing w/ officers while refusing a booking photo at Livingston County Jail. Jones is accused of drunk driving on I-96 earlier this month pic.twitter.com/maWM2tLcx9
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) April 30, 2021