State Rep. Jewell Jones jail ordered to jail for tampering with tether

(WWJ) A State Representative from metro Detroit has been ordered to jail, where he will remain until trial after repeatedly violating the terms of his bond.

Appearing for a a brief hearing Tuesday in Livingston County, Michigan Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) admitted to Circuit Court Judge Michael Hatty that he'd tampered with his tether and drank alcohol.

"You knew that was against your conditions of bond, that there was a tamper, and also that there was a detection of three times positive detection of alcohol. Is that correct?" Hatty asked; to which Jones replied: "Yes, your honor."

Prosecutors said Jones inadvertently sent of a photo his ankle to probation officers, showing his sock stuffed under the tether, which tests the skin for alcohol use.

This was the third-term Michigan lawmaker's third probation violation this summer.

Jones is facing charges of resisting arrest and drunk and reckless driving after crashing his car on I-96 last April blood alcohol content of 0.19, according to police.

There's a pre-trial hearing in the case scheduled for this Friday.