Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones arrested on drunk driving charge

  
Via:  larry-hampton  •  3 months ago  •  34 comments

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones arrested on drunk driving charge
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was arrested in Texas early Tuesday on charges of driving while intoxicated following a spat with his wife, authorities said.

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Travis County Sheriff’s Deputies were responding to a disturbance at Jones’ house in Austin around 10:10 p.m. Monday, when they saw him going 45 mph in a 40 mph zone and stopped him, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by The Post.

“When I made contact with Jones I detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from his person,” the deputy wrote in the affidavit.


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Larry Hampton
1  seeder  Larry Hampton    3 months ago

Jones, 46, claimed he and his wife got into an argument while eating dinner at a sushi restaurant, where he’d guzzled a bottle of sake, the court document states.

He then said he walked the three miles home from the restaurant, where the couple continued their tiff — prompting him to drive to another residence he owns downtown “to get away from his wife,” according to the affidavit.

Jones’ wife had told dispatchers that the pair got into a physical fight that later turned into a verbal argument.

She said Jones had booked it in a black Dodge Charger and was possibly drinking, the document states.

 
 
 
katrix
2  katrix    3 months ago

Wait. What? There is a woman idiotic enough to be married to this POS?

 
 
 
Tacos!
3  Tacos!    3 months ago

LOL. I am not surprised.

 
 
 
Sparty On
4  Sparty On    3 months ago

45 in a 40 and a BAC below the legal limit?

OMG ..... stop the presses and hang the evil bastard!!

 
 
 
katrix
4.1  katrix  replied to  Sparty On @4    3 months ago

That's not the main thing. The DUI is, obviously.

But ... I read about this the other day and I don't think his BAC met the legal requirements for a DUI. I recall hearing in the past that officers have a lot of leeway and can actually give you a DUI if your BAC is lower than the legal limit, which seems bizarre.

 
 
 
Sparty On
4.1.1  Sparty On  replied to  katrix @4.1    3 months ago

Yeah, i adjusted my post after reading the article.

Perp aside, I have a tendency to not trust cops in situations like this.   I've seen them take advantage of people too many times.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  katrix @4.1    3 months ago

Watch, he will get with his buddy Trump and they both will declare the stop and arrest is a conspiracy.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
4.1.3  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  katrix @4.1    3 months ago

Yes it does. Driving While Intoxicated is one thing. Driving While Impaired would be more fitting.  From the article.....

"However, drivers in the state can be charged with DWI if they’re considered impaired, even if they’re under the limit.

Judgement call. Meh

¯\_(ツ)_/¯  

 
 
 
Sparty On
4.1.4  Sparty On  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4.1.2    3 months ago

Nah, you can fantasize that will happen so you have another excuse to bag on Trump some more but it ain't gonna happen.  

I once proved that a friend couldn't have been speeding after getting a speeding ticket.   I used a FOIA to get the time stamp of the cops call in to dispatch, time and distance math later it wasn't physically possible to do what the cop said he did.

You know what the magistrate told me?   I don't care about math, i only care what the LEO tells me.   The ticket stood.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
4.1.5  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4.1.2    3 months ago

Oh for fuck's sake.........................

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4.1.6  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Sparty On @4.1.4    3 months ago

A friend of mine once got a ticket for speeding.  He challenged the calibration of the radar gun and proved through maintenance records that it had not calibrated in almost a year.  The ticket was dismissed.  As far as T/J, they could blow each other on 5th avenue during rush hour and I would not give a tinker's dam.  My comment was just a failed attempt at humor.

 
 
 
Sparty On
4.1.7  Sparty On  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4.1.6    3 months ago

Yeah, our Po-Po already had that one fixed by then.   Its one of my preferred retirement jobs.

Golf course Ranger or Police cruiser radar tuner.

You can tune a piano but you can't tuna fish

 
 
 
1stwarrior
4.1.8  1stwarrior  replied to  Sparty On @4.1.7    3 months ago

OK Sparty - now THAT was good.jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
1stwarrior
4.1.9  1stwarrior  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4.1.2    3 months ago

But, he wasn't frisked.

 
 
 
katrix
4.1.10  katrix  replied to  Sparty On @4.1.1    3 months ago

I despise Alex Jones, but nobody should be railroaded. What's the point of a legal limit if the cops can just ignore it?

 
 
 
lib50
4.1.11  lib50  replied to  katrix @4.1.10    3 months ago

I think he failed a couple of other tests, and impairment is the issue,  some people are more impaired under lower levels of alcohol.

 
 
 
Sparty On
4.1.12  Sparty On  replied to  katrix @4.1.10    3 months ago

Okay, do you always drive the speed limit or below?   I, like most people, never do unless i'm in Ohio with Michigan plates.   Then i drive at least 5 MPH below the speed limit.

A self preservation technique for a Michigander driving in Ohio ..........

 
 
 
katrix
4.1.13  katrix  replied to  lib50 @4.1.11    3 months ago

Then it's just subjective on the part of the officer - so why even bother with a legal BAC level?

 
 
 
katrix
4.1.14  katrix  replied to  Sparty On @4.1.12    3 months ago

If I'm on the highway, I tend to go 8 or 9 over. It's just too dangerous to go the speed limit, even in the right lane. And most cops won't give you a speeding ticket on the highway unless you're going 10 over. Knock on wood, but I have only gotten 1 speeding ticket ever, when I was 19.

If the speed limit is lower, I tend to go 4 over because they'll often ticket at 5 over, or so I've been told.

Driving too much below the limit might get you pulled over too, because the cop thinks you're drunk or stoned ;)

 
 
 
Sparty On
4.1.15  Sparty On  replied to  katrix @4.1.13    3 months ago

Exactly but you want to know why?

Its a huge money maker for many municipalities.  Cops, judges, court related workers, etc.

Its a huge revenue maker across the board .....

 
 
 
Sparty On
4.1.16  Sparty On  replied to  katrix @4.1.14    3 months ago

Okay back in the day in Michigan, (remember my definition for that?jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif ) when our highways were 55, 63 would get you a free pass most places in Michigan with the Statee's.   All bets are off if that section of highway is patrolled by a local Sheriffs or Police department and you better keep it 60 or below.

Now that highway speeds in Michigan are mosty 65 and 75.   At 65 you want to keep the 8 over rule, 73 max and at 75 its best to keep it at 80 or less.

Those rules have kept me ticket free for over 20 years but the biggest rule is always slow down for speed changes.   If in places it goes from say 75 down to 55 due to some local law drop her down to five over max.   Thats where they ding most people and not at freeway speed.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4.1.17  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Sparty On @4.1.7    3 months ago

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Paula Bartholomew
4.1.18  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  1stwarrior @4.1.9    3 months ago

That is a job no cop wants.

 
 
 
pat wilson
4.1.19  pat wilson  replied to  lib50 @4.1.11    3 months ago
I think he failed a couple of other tests

Human decency being one.

 
 
 
Split Personality
4.1.20  Split Personality  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.1.3    3 months ago
The Class B Misdemeanor charging document, approved by Austin Municipal Court, confirmed that Jones' breathalyzer test found a result below the legal limit—0.079— but noted that the radio show host failed both "Walk & Turn" and "One Leg Stand" field sobriety tests, further describing his walk as "swaying," while noting his "glassy" and "watery" eyes. "A field sobriety test was conducted on the scene and the arrest was made. The breathalyzer took place in our central booking facility," a spokesperson for the Travis County Sheriff's Department told Newsweek.

But he was pulled over because his wife had called the police to make a complaint of physical assualt against her by Alex Jones.

A deputy from the Travis County Sheriff's Office pulled over Jones in his black Dodge Charger in response to a family disturbance call describing a dispute between Jones and his wife. The deputy "detected a strong odor of alcohol," according to an affidavit released by the Austin-area Sheriff's Office. https://www.newsweek.com/alex-jones-drunk-driving-infowars-conspiracy-theory-1491789
 
 
 
MUVA
5  MUVA    3 months ago

He lives rent free in the lefts collective brain the guy is a ass who cares what he does.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
5.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  MUVA @5    3 months ago
who cares what he does

The "but Trumpers" will....................SMDH

 
 
 
r.t..b...
6  r.t..b...    3 months ago

Karma...the dude is a dick. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
6.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  r.t..b... @6    3 months ago

If he wears a MAGA hat, I am reminded of a line from the movie A League Of Their Own.

Hanks to an umpire - "Did anyone ever tell you, you look like a penis with that little hat on

 
 
 
Sparty On
6.2  Sparty On  replied to  r.t..b... @6    3 months ago

Can't really argue with that .......

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
7  Dean Moriarty    3 months ago

Geez getting pulled over for five over is a real buzz kill. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
7.1  Sparty On  replied to  Dean Moriarty @7    3 months ago

I know, i'd be getting pulled over daily, several times a day daily .....

 
 
 
Split Personality
7.2  Split Personality  replied to  Dean Moriarty @7    3 months ago

He was pulled over due to the phone call to 911 by his wife about the domestic violence complaint.

Was he also in excess of the speed limit?  Yes.

Did he also fail two field sobriety tests?  Yes.

Did he reek of alcohol? Yes, sake is potent & smelly.

So they booked him.  End of story.

In general it will cost him about $10K to fight or settle.

His next divorce is another matter.

 
 
 
PJ
8  PJ    3 months ago

Ah.....another right wing role model........hahahahahaha

 
 
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