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Lawmaker pleads guilty in connection with drunk driving arrest

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Jewell Jones
The Inkster Democrat was jailed Tuesday after a judge revoked his bond for trying to tamper with an ankle drug and alcohol monitor.

A Democratic state lawmaker was in court on Wednesday to plead guilty in connection with a drunk driving arrest last year.

Inkster representative Jewell Jones pled guilty to operating while intoxicated, resisting and obstructing a police officer and attempted escape, among other charges. Three other charges were dismissed.

Last April, Jones was involved in an accident near Fowlerville. A police report contends his blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit.

At the scene, Jones allegedly interfered with EMS and police officers.

Later Jones was charged with tampering with his electronic alcohol monitoring device. He also allegedly brought a handcuff key into jail. That led to the escape charge.

He’s scheduled to be sentenced next month.