Bodycam Footage Released of Michigan Dem State Rep. Threatening to Call Governor During DUI Arrest

Bodycam Footage Released of Michigan Dem State Rep. Threatening to Call Governor During DUI Arrest
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A Democratic Michigan lawmaker threatened to call Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on State Troopers attempting to arrest him for DUI.

From Fox News:

Michigan State Police released bodycam footage on Sunday of an incident involving Democratic state Rep. Jewell Jones, who was reportedly charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest, and weapons possession following a collision last week on Interstate 96 in Fowlerville.

The video shows police tackle a combative Jones to the ground after he physically resisted arrest and threatened to call Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Jones can be heard reminding the officers that he had oversight of their budget as they attempt to put handcuffs on him.

“I don’t give a f— bro, when I call Gretchen [Whitemer] I’ll (sic) need y’all (sic) ID’s badge numbers everything,” Jones says in the footage.

“It’s not going to be good for you, I’m telling you. I run y’alls budget, bro,” he told a trooper.

When an officer asked Jones to present his driver’s license, the 26-year-old responded, “I can’t do that.”

Jewell, who was first elected in 2016 after serving a stint on the Inkster City Council, was driving his black Chevy Tahoe with an “ELECTED” vanity license plate when he was observed drifting erratically across lanes. The 26-year-old lawmaker eventually tried pulling over to the shoulder, only to roll his vehicle into a ditch.

Police say Jewell’s blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit, while a Glock was discovered in the glove compartment of his vehicle.

An attorney for Jewell said the lawmaker, who is also a member of the National Guard and serves as an Inkster, Michigan auxiliary police officer, “will continue to faithfully serve” his constituents while the case unfolds, noting that he was presumed innocent.

He faces a minimum of a two-year prison sentence on multiple charges.


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