Texas prosecutors drop Alex Jones’ drunken driving charge

Texas prosecutors drop Alex Jones’ drunken driving charge

AUSTIN, Texas — 检察官德州 have rejected a drunken driving 收费 against conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones, who was arrested in Austin earlier this year.

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.

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FILE--In this Sept. 5, 2018 档案照片, Alex Jones speaks to reporters in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, 文件)

文件–在这个九月. 5, 2018 档案照片, Alex Jones speaks to reporters in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, 文件)

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.

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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.

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