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Texas prosecutors drop Alex Jones’ drunken driving charge

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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, according to the 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 and .079, according to court records; the legal blood alcohol limit is .08 in Texas.

Under state law, 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 threshold.

Morales said she was disappointed with the prosecutors’ decision.

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