AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was arrested in Texas on a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated, the Travis County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.
The Infowars founder was booked into an Austin jail shortly after midnight and released on bond a few hours later, Travis County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kristen Dark said.
Jones, 46, had a “strong odor of alcohol” coming from him and his blood-alcohol level was recorded at .076 and .079, according to court records.
In Texas, the legal blood alcohol limit is .08 percent.
Jones was also allegedly unable to complete sobriety tests, losing his balance and failing to touch heel to toe.
In an arrest affidavit, the sheriff’s deputy said he was originally responding to a family disturbance call at Jones’ home just after 10 p.m. Monday.
“Dispatch advised the disturbance now was only verbal but earlier in the day ‘it was physical,’” the affidavit said. MORE