Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones arrested in Texas

Conspiracy theorist, radio host Alex Jones arrested in Texas

AUSTIN — Far-right radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was arrested in Austin, Texas, on a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said Tuesday.

The 46-year-old was booked into an Austin jail shortly after midnight and released on bail a few hours later, Travis County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kristen Dark said.

He was charged with a class B misdemeanor, according to KVUE.

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Jones, as the Austin-based host of Infowars.com, has a long history of pushing wild conspiracy theories, such as how the U.S. government perpetrated the 9/11 attacks or how the Sandy Hook Elementary School Mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, was a hoax.

An article posted on his website said Jones discussed the arrest on his show Tuesday and claimed that his blood-alcohol level was under the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

In this Tuesday, March 10, 2020 booking photo provided by the Travis County (Texas) Sheriff's Office is Alex Jones. Jones was arrested in Texas on a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Jones was booked into an Austin jail shortly after midnight and released on bond a few hours later, sheriff's office spokeswoman Kristen Dark said.
In this Tuesday, March 10, 2020 booking photo provided by the Travis County (Texas) Sheriff's Office is Alex Jones. Jones was arrested in Texas on a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Jones was booked into an Austin jail shortly after midnight and released on bond a few hours later, sheriff's office spokeswoman Kristen Dark said. (AP)