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State Rep. Jewell Jones facing charges for drunk driving, resisting police

Posted at 10:46 AM, Apr 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-16 18:20:41-04

(WXYZ) — State Representative Jewell Jones is facing charges stemming from a traffic crash on April 6.

Jones was arrested after the crash occurred along I-96 in Livingston County.

Jones has been charged with the following:

  • 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
  • Reckless driving

Jones faces a maximum penalty of 2 years in prison for the Resisting and Obstructing a Police Officer charges, 180 days in jail for the 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.

Jones is expected to be arraigned Friday.