Michigan state Rep. Jewell Jones sent to jail after judge revokes bond in drunken driving case

Michigan state Rep. Jewell Jones, D-Inkster, had his bond revoked by a judge and was taken into custody on Tuesday after he violated bond terms for a third time.

Jones was previously out on bond after an alleged drunken driving crash occurred earlier this year in Livingston County.

“I am one to believe in graduated sanctions and not jailing this man until sentencing, but I am going to revoke bond at this time,” said Livingston County Circuit Judge Michael Hatty, according to the Detroit News.

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Jones, who is 26-years-old, has an alcohol tether, which detects the presence of alcohol in a person’s sweat. According to court records, Jones’ tether showed alcohol in his system at three different times on September 3. In addition, he also tampered with the tether on September 6.

“This defendant’s actions — from his conduct during the charged crimes through each of the three bond violations — show that he believes that, as a person who writes our laws, that he is above our laws,” said assistant prosecutor Christina Richards. “There is also a very strong public perception that the defendant is getting special treatment

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