Michigan state Rep. Jewell Jones (D) was charged with driving while intoxicated, weapons possession, and resisting arrest according to The Blaze.
Officers involved in the incident said that the Democrat was combative and threatened them, saying he would call Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), after crashing his vehicle on April 6 with an alcohol level that “was more than twice the legal limit, also known as ‘super drunk,'” according to WDIV-TV
Jones was arrested after his black Chevy with a vanity license plate reading “ELECTED” was reported multiple times as driving erratically on I-96 The Daily Mail reported. Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene of the crash and later identified Jones. The representative first became aggressive with paramedics, shoving away those trying to treat him, which prompted them to ask for the police.
Livingston County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Carolyn Henry spoke to the court saying “the defendant’s behavior was so serious that they had escalated to a point that the troopers had to tase and pepper spray the defendant,” during Jones’ arraignment according to WDIV-TV.
She added that “he continued to be confrontational, uncooperative and using status of importance by flashing badges instead of the IDs being asked for by law enforcement.”
Jones further endeared himself to first responders, telling troopers on multiple occasions that he was in authority over them, saying “I run y’all budget, bro,” something that apparently came sometime before he was tased.
“I don’t give a f**k bro, when I call Gretchen [Whitmer], I’ll need y’all IDs, badge numbers, everything.” He also allegedly said. “If you strike me it’s going to be bad for you, if you hit me it’s going to be very bad for you. I’ll call Governor Whitmer right now.”
The 25-year-old was elected in 2016 at 21, setting a record as the youngest representative to be elected to the House in Michigan. If found guilty, according to The Blaze, he faces a minimum of two years in prison.