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Prosecutors reject drunken driving charges against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

By Katie Hall, Austin American-Statesman on

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AUSTIN, Texas - Travis County prosecutors have opted not to pursue charges against controversial conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who had faced drunken driving charges earlier this year though he had a blood alcohol content that was below the legal limit for driving in Texas.

The district attorney's office on Sept. 18 rejected his charges, records show.

Jones, according to his arrest affidavit, smelled strongly of alcohol when a Travis County sheriff's deputy pulled over his Dodge Charger for going 5 mph above the speed limit on Barton Creek Boulevard, near Jones' home in West Austin.

The deputy was responding to a call from Jones' wife, who reported they were in an argument that had been a physical fight earlier in the day, the affidavit says. She said Jones left the residence in a black Dodge Charger and that he was possibly drinking, the affidavit says.

Jones' ex-wife later sought to have two of his children placed in her care after his arrest.


After the deputy pulled him over, Jones agreed to three field sobriety tests - horizontal gaze, walk and turn, and one leg stand - and had problems completing all of them, the affidavit says.

He was arrested and taken to jail where he voluntarily performed a breathalyzer test. The blood alcohol test first came back at 0.076. A second test taken four minutes later, just before midnight, showed a blood alcohol concentration of 0.079, the closest reading possible to the legal limit without reaching it.

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