State Rep. Jewell Jones facing charges for allegedly driving with open intoxicants

Posted at 5:58 PM, Jul 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 19:41:33-04

State Rep. Jewell Jones of Inkster is facing misdemeanor charges.

Recently, he was pulled over, and police found open alcohol containers in his car. Jones is Michigan’s youngest state representative.

He's accused of driving with open intoxicants in his vehicle after he was pulled over for speeding on I-94 in Dearborn the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. That’s when state police issued the citation.

7 Action News tried contacting Jones to no avail.

Reporter Syma Chowdhry went to his home but was asked to leave by a man who did not identify himself.

Some voters tell us they still support the 23-year-old politician.

Phyllis Bonner plans to vote for him, but said, “He should have known, being in the government, in the society, works for the government, he should have known better."

Voter Earnestine Fowler-Moon explained, “Worthy of the position he holds. He was groomed for it from birth, and he has applied himself real well.”

Shirley Sharpley said that the charges wouldn’t stop her from voting for Jones, but he should make better decisions in the future.

“Keen discernment regarding the environment he is in, and the people who are around him and he’ll make it,” she said.

Jones will be arraigned on Aug. 24.