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Lawmaker allegedly told cops arresting him is ‘bad’ because he controls budget

Michigan state Rep. Jewell Jones was charged with drunken driving, resisting police officers and other crimes stemming from an April 6, 2021, crash.Michigan State Police via AP

By Joshua Rhett Miller

New York Post

A Michigan state lawmaker being busted for driving drunk — in a car with “ELECTED” vanity plates — told cops that arresting him would not “be good,” since he controls the department’s budget, a police report shows.

Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) told Michigan state troopers he was a state representative during a combative April 6 encounter after driving his black 2017 Chevy Tahoe into a ditch on Interstate 96 near Fowlerville, according to a police report obtained by the Detroit Free Press.

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