(CBS DETROIT) – State Representative Jewell Jones is facing charges following his arrest from a traffic crash on April 6.
Jones, 25, has been charged with four counts of resisting and obstructing a police officer, operating a motor vehicle with a high blood alcohol content, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, possession of a weapon under the influence of alcohol, and reckless driving.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 6,079 New COVID-19 Cases, 81 Deaths
Troopers have submitted a packet to the Livingston County Prosecutors office for review. The male suspect has been released. Currently, the investigation is continuing and awaiting lab results.
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Jones faces a maximum penalty of two years in prison for the resisting and obstructing a police officer charges, 180 days in jail for operating with a high blood alcohol content, 93 days in jail for operating while Intoxicated, 93 days in jail for possession of a weapon under the influence of alcohol and 93 days for reckless driving.
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Specific details are still unclear about the incident, but a driver who was on I-96 recorded a video of a black SUV swerving in and out of traffic. The license plate matched Jones’s vehicle.
He was arrested after the crash that occurred along I-96 in Livingston County on April 6 and released the next day pending lab results.
His arraignment is expected to be held Friday afternoon at the 53rd District Court.
In May 2018, he was stopped by Michigan State Police on eastbound I-94 for speeding, having excessively tinted windows, and open intoxicants in his vehicle. The open intoxicant charge was dismissed and Jones paid fines for the other violations.Michigan Plans 1st U.S. Charging Road For Electric Vehicles
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