The Travis County attorney’s office rejected the misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated against Jones on Sept. 18, records show.
A Travis County sheriff’s deputy pulled Jones over on March 10 for going 5 mph above the speed limit, 根据 Austin American-Statesman. The deputy was responding to a call from the Infowars host’s then-wife, Kelly Morales, who reported that he was driving a black Dodge Charger and may have been drinking, according to an affidavit.
Travis County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kristen Dark said Jones had a “strong odor of alcohol” coming from him and that he was unable to complete field sobriety tests, losing his balance and failing to touch heel to toe.
Jones’ blood-alcohol level was recorded at .076 和 .079, 根据法庭记录; the legal blood alcohol limit is .08 在德克萨斯州.
根据州法律, impairment is possible regardless of a person’s blood-alcohol level, meaning a jury in Texas could reasonably determine a driver was intoxicated even if they didn’t reach the 0.08 阈.
Morales said she was disappointed with the prosecutors’ decision.