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As we get older we start to understand the consequences of breaking the law and how it can affect our lives in the long run.
Having common sense also comes with age. Now, with this upcoming story, things went downhill from the start. For people that are unaware, earlier this month State Rep. Jewell Jones was arrested for driving under the influence and resisting arrest.
It is rare that we hear stories like this and when they do come up it usually ruins the person's reputation. In an article from Fox 2 News called "Prosecutor: Inkster State Rep. tazed, pepper-sprayed for being combative after drunk crash" by Jessica Dunpack and David Komer stated
"It is alleged that Jones drove drunk, more than twice the legal limit for at least 50 miles with his Glock pistol in the cupholder. And when he eventually crashed his SUV he allegedly became combative with police and even a paramedic who tried to help.
Jones' impaired driving is alleged to have spanned from Southfield to Fowlerville, where his SUV was found in a ditch off I-96, said the Livingston County Prosecutor's Office.
Court records show Jones had a blood alcohol content of at least .17 twice the legal limit. Now, he's charged with four counts of resisting and obstructing a police officer and four other charges. "
Jewell Jones was arraigned on Friday to discuss if he would risk jail time and why he was drinking and driving.
Jewell Jones may not have been a threat to the public but, drinking and driving is still a dangerous risk to take. We also learn from our mistakes, all that matters is that no one was injured.