Michigan State Representative Jewell Jones brought the key to the handcuffs to the prison this week, according to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.
Jones was taken into custody Tuesday after violating his vow for the third time. He faces criminal charges of drunk driving in a widely publicized arrest on I-96 that occurred earlier this year. He was jailed this week after officials said he drank alcohol and tampered with his ties.
“The actions of this defendant from his conduct during the offenses imputed to him, through the other three bond violations, show that he believes that as someone who writes our laws, he is above our laws. “There is also a very strong public perception that the defendant is receiving special treatment because of his position,” Assistant Attorney General Christina Jones said in court on Tuesday.