There’s nothing new about Democrats behaving badly. However, the recent troubles of one young lawmaker make him a standout among the pack.
Rep. Jewell Jones (D-MI) will appear in court Thursday for an alleged probation violation, Breitbart reported. The Inkster, Michigan, lawmaker was sentenced in March for a drunk driving offense the previous year.
Jones pleaded guilty to several crimes, including reckless driving, driving while intoxicated, possession of a firearm while intoxicated, and resisting arrest after crashing his car on April 6, 2021. The resisting arrest and DUI charges were dropped as part of the plea deal, however.
The 27-year-old lawmaker will also have felony charges reduced if he completes a youth sentencing program. Jones, whom police say had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit at the time, resisted arrest and assaulted a first responder during that incident.
He was combative as police tried to retrieve his license and told officers he would call Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Jones was eventually wrestled to the ground and taken into custody. He and his female passenger were found with their pants down at the scene, and an eyewitness claims to have seen the black SUV driving erratically before the crash.
While awaiting his court date, Jones was out on bond. However, he managed to rack up three violations against the terms of his release, including one for tampering with his monitoring device while under the influence of alcohol, WJBK-TV reported.
The third strike sent him to prison for the bond violations. Though Jones was sentenced in March to 100 hours of community service and two years of probation, Thursday’s appearance will address an unspecified violation of that probation.
Jones has quite the checkered past, including a statement last July justifying spending campaign funds at a strip club to “meet people where they’re at.” He’s clearly in a downward spiral but, as a Democratic politician, will likely be coddled and covered for — and that’s terrible for him and his constituents.