A Michigan lawmaker who allegedly drove drunk into a ditch threatened to call “Gretchen” when confronted by police and warned them, “I run you all’s budget, bro.”
“Gretchen” would have been Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
BREAKING: Dash cam released of Democrat Rep Jewell Jones resisting arrest, threatening to call Gov Whitmer. He had just driven drunk into a ditch pic.twitter.com/8jndId62sp
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) April 25, 2021
WDIV-TV in Detroit reported it was state Rep. Jewell Jones who had a collision in Fowlerville on April 6.
“Jones was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and resisting arrest after a crash on I-96 near Fowlerville. State police troopers said they found Jones’ SUV with the vanity plate ELECTED in a ditch,” the report said.
“I’ll call governor Whitmer right now,” Jones said on a dashcam video. “I’m a state rep.”
The video shows him being wrestled to the ground as officers repeatedly tell him to stop resisting.
The report said, “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.”
Potential charges for the 26-year-old include resisting and obstructing officers – a felony – driving with a high blood-alcohol content, reckless driving and possessing a weapon while under the influence.
The Fox affiliate in Detroit noted Jones’ Glock pistol was sitting next to him in the cupholder.
Jones represents Michigan’s 11th district.
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