Austin-based conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was booked into the Travis County Jail on a cost of driving whereas intoxicated simply after midnight Tuesday, the Travis County sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
Jones, 46, was booked at 12:37 a.m., mentioned Kristen Dark, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s workplace. The driving whereas intoxicated cost is a category B misdemeanor, she mentioned.
His bail was set at $3,000 however he was launched on bond at 4:11 a.m., Dark mentioned.
Jones based Infowars and produces his radio present in Austin. An article posted on his Infowars web site mentioned Jones mentioned the arrest on his present Tuesday and claimed his blood-alcohol degree was below the authorized restrict of .08 p.c.
An arrest affidavit for Jones says a sheriff’s deputy responded at 10:10 p.m. Monday to a western Travis County residence for a disturbance reported by Jones’ spouse.
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His spouse had advised the dispatcher they have been in a verbal battle that had been bodily earlier within the day, the affidavit says. She mentioned Jones was leaving the residence in a black Dodge Charger and that he was probably ingesting, the affidavit says.
While en path to the residence, a deputy noticed a darkish Dodge leaving the neighborhood. The automobile was touring 45 mph in a 40 mph zone.
The deputy pulled the automobile over and interviewed Jones, who had a powerful odor of alcohol, the affidavit says.
Jones advised the deputy he and his spouse had gotten into an argument whereas consuming at a restaurant round eight p.m., the affidavit says. He mentioned he drank a bottle of sake throughout dinner, based on the courtroom paperwork.
Jones walked Three miles dwelling from the dinner. When he arrived, they continued arguing, the affidavit says.
“Jones stated he then proceeded to drive to another residence he owns downtown to get away from his wife,” the affidavit says.
The deputy performed sobriety exams on Jones. His eyes have been described within the affidavit as being watery and glassy with constricted pupils. His demeanor was described as excited, talkative, carefree and cooperative, based on the courtroom paperwork.
Jones had a blood alcohol degree of 0.076 at 11:55 p.m. and a degree of 0.079 at 11:59 p.m. The authorized blood alcohol restrict whereas driving in Texas is 0.08.
Jones has employed legal professional David Minton to symbolize him. Minton, of the agency Minton, Burton, Bassett & Collins, additionally represented Jones in divorce proceedings.