Talk Show Host Alex Jones Arrested for DUI in Travis County, TX
Conspiracy theorist and talk show host Alex Jones was arrested and charged with class-B misdemeanor driving while intoxicated in Travis County, TX, early Tuesday morning.
KXAN-TV reports that Jones was booked into the Travis County jail at 12:36 AM. He posted $3,000 bail and was released at 4:11 AM.
The Austin American-Statesman reports that a Travis County sheriff's deputy responded to a disturbance call at a residence at 10:10 PM. Jones' wife reportedly said she and Jones had a verbal fight earlier in the day that escalated to a physical altercation. She said Jones was leaving the scene in a black Dodger Charger and that he'd been drinking.
According to the responding deputy, Jones' vehicle was doing 45 mph in a 40 mph zone when he was stopped. The deputy performed sobriety tests at the scene, and two tests of Jones' blood alcohol levels returned results of 0.076 and 0.079 - just below the legal limit of 0.08.
In Texas, you can be arrested and charged with DUI even if your blood alcohol concentration is below the legal limit. It pretty much depends on whether the officer who stopped you believes you're impaired.
This incident is the latest in a number of legal issues Jones has faced in recent years. As recently as December of 2019, Jones was ordered to pay $100,000 in legal fees in a defamation case brought against him by the father of a child fatally wounded in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting.