We reported on this incident a week ago but now there’s video evidence from a dashcam.
So in case you missed it, I’ll catch you up.
Democrat state lawmaker of Michigan Rep. Jewell Jones threatened police officers by saying he would tell Governor Gretchen Whitmer on them if they tried to arrest him for drunk driving.
The incident all started when Jones was driving under the influence and rolled his car over in a ditch.
Police soon arrived at the scene but Jones chose not to comply with the officers but instead was quoted saying “I run y’all budget, bro”.
Take a look at the moment the incident unfolded:
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
Things get even worse…
It’s reported that Rep. Jewell and a female passenger had their pants off when the medical team arrived on the scene.
When police arrived at the scene, according to @MIRSnews, Democrat State Rep. Jewell Jones and his unidentified female passenger were found with their pants down as the Tahoe remained in the ditch.
— Michigan GOP (@MIGOP) April 25, 2021
Fox 2 News had more details to share:
Newly released dashcam footage shows the day Michigan Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) was arrested in Livingston County after he allegedly drunkenly crashed his SUV.
Jones, 26, is facing numerous charges in connection with an alleged drunken driving crash April 6.
Jones allegedly had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit as he drove for at least 50 miles from Southfield to Fowlerville with his Glock pistol in the cupholder before crashing. Jones is accused of becoming combative with police and a paramedic who tried to help after the crash.
“You pulled me over and I’m not doing s—,” Jones can be heard saying on the video.
According to a police report, Jones tried to use his position as a lawmaker to get out of the arrest. He is accused of telling officers he will call Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on them, even referring to her by her first name, and threatening the officers by telling them he runs the state budget.
Dash cam released of Democrat Rep Jewell Jones resisting arrest, threatening to call Gov Whitmer. He had just driven drunk into a ditch. Reportedly he had a loaded gun in the cupholder and was intoxicated at twice the legal limit 👀 pic.twitter.com/irzVBiafec
— Tony (@mrtdogg_1) April 26, 2021
The Michigan New Journal got the scoop too:
Michigan State Police dashboard camera footage captured the arrest of Rep. Jewell Jones on April 6th.
Jones was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and resisting arrest after a crash on I-96 near Fowlerville. State cops said they found Jones’ SUV with the vanity SELECTED in a ditch.
Jones can be heard in the video about the position in the Legislature and Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
“I’m going to call Governor Whitmer now,” Jones said on the video. “I am a state representative.”
The video shows the police bringing Jones to the ground while they continue fighting with him.
State police reported that it took two taser and pepper sprays to get Jones under control.
Police said Jones – who declined to have a blood test – had blood alcohol levels of 0.19% – more than double the legal limit – after receiving an arrest warrant.
Here’s the full dashcam footage: