A DUI Is a Good Prelude to a Tax Evasion Retrial…

When I last wrote about Charles Jones, he had pleaded not guilty to three counts of tax evasion. The first trial ended in a mistrial. His retrial is set to begin on Monday.

Well, there’s nothing like a good drink (or two, three, or four) to relax before a federal trial. It appears that’s exactly what Mr. Jones did. He then took the wheel of his car, and was pulled over for failing to use his turn signals when turning. The report in the Monroe (Louisiana) News-Star notes, “…the former Democratic senator was unsteady on his feet and was using his car for balance.” Add alcohol on the breath and a failed blood alcohol test, and Mr. Jones has something else to worry about after his tax trial.

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