A Michigan state legislature threatened to call Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for the police who arrested him after crashing his car while drunk, according to a police report.
Rep. Jewell Jones, 26, is accused of driving twice the drink-driving limit with a loaded gun in his cup holder as he drove his black Chevy into a ditch on the side of I-96 in Fowlerville about 65 miles outside Detroit.
He allegedly taunted state forces who responded to the scene on April 6, telling them he controlled their budget, and was peppered and harassed twice while resisting arrest, police say.
‘I’m telling you if you do that, it won’t be good for you. I’m running your budget, ”Jones said to the police, according to the police report.
Jones made history in 2016 by becoming the youngest-ever member of the Michigan House at the age of 21.
Michigan State Police received multiple calls on April 6 shortly before 6 p.m. about a black Chevy with a vanity license plate ‘elected’ speeding and erratic driving.
Representative Jewell Jones made history in 2016 as the youngest elected official to the Michigan House. He is shown on the left, in an official photo, and on the right, in his police mugshot
Shortly before 6:00 p.m. on April 6, state forces received multiple calls about a black Chevy with a vanity number plate that read “ ELECTED ” speeding and erratic driving on I-96.
At 6:09 PM, the police and ambulance say they responded to an accident involving the same truck.
The responding officer said in the police report obtained by DailyMail.com that the driver, later identified as Jones, appeared to be “very intoxicated.”
His speech was slurred and “his eyes were red, bloodshot and glassy and his fine motor skills were poor,” police said in the report.
The officer tried to talk to Jones, but he didn’t want to talk to the officer; instead, he walked past him to get into the ambulance, the report said.
He continued to ignore the demands of officers and, according to the police, was always agitated.
Officers used a tranquilizer gun and pepper spray to subdue him.
“I’m not giving a bastard, when I call (Michigan Governor) Gretchen (Whitmer) I need your IDs, badge numbers, everything,” Jones told police after they used the tranquilizer gun. according to the police report.
Jones is serving his third term at the Michigan House, which ends December 31, 2022, but he cannot run again due to term limits. He is a member of the National Guard and Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and an auxiliary officer in Inkster, Michigan, where he lives.
Jones continued to actively oppose by refusing to “obey the simple verbal order to let go of his left arm,” police said in the report.
‘I’m not going to give you my arm unless you shoot me. If you shoot me, I’ll get up, ”Jones reportedly told police, according to the police report.
It took at least three officers to handcuff Jones. During the confrontation, he would continue to taunt the officers.
‘If you hit me it will be bad for you, if you hit me it will be very bad for you. I’m calling Governor Whitmer now, ”Jones said, according to the police report.
Jones was sprayed with pepper spray and charged twice by the police.
He also allegedly shoved an emergency medical technician in the chest, according to the report.
Jones’ blood alcohol content was 0.19, more than double the legal limit of 0.08, according to the report.
During the arrest, police found a loaded .40-caliber Glock pistol in the cup holder in the center console, according to the report.
Jones was eventually charged with opposing and interfering with a police officer, driving a motor vehicle with a high blood alcohol content, driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated, possessing a gun under the influence of alcohol, and driving recklessly.
On April 16, he was almost brought to trial.
Carolyn Henry, Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney at Livingston County, said Jones was “ combative and confrontational. ”
Around the time of his arraignment, he posted a message on his Instagram expressing his confidence that God, the Detroit Free Press reported.
“This last week was literally the craziest week I’ve ever had … as a civilian,” Jones said.
But because of his religious beliefs, “even now, in the midst of so much confusion, I find peace,” he said according to the Detroit Free Press.
The message appears to have since been deleted.
Jones said in an Instagram post, “Even now, in the midst of so much confusion, I am finding peace,” he said, according to the Detroit Free Press. The message appears to have since been deleted.
Jones, the far right, appeared virtually in court on April 16 for his arraignment with his lawyers.
Jones’s attorney, Ali Hammoud, told the Detroit Free Press that Jones is considered innocent.
Hammoud told the Detroit newspaper he could not comment on the details cited in the police reports as he was still reviewing evidence.
Jones is serving his third term at the Michigan House, which ends December 31, 2022, but he cannot run again due to term limits.
He is a member of the National Guard and Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and an auxiliary officer in Inkster, Michigan, where he lives.
In the legislature, Jones is the Democratic Vice Chairman of the House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee.
DailyMail.com called Jones for comment.