From July 24th through the 26th of this year, Walter Jones made an appearance at PersaCon in Decatur, Alabama. Little did he know that he was going to do more than sign autographs and teach salsa dancing.
According to PersaCon’s chairperson Lauren Collen, that Sunday morning, Jones asked for directions at a local gas station and was pulled over for “‘failure to dim headlights’.” She continues, “He forced a very competent and alert (obviously not drunk) Walter to perform the various field sobriety tests. For those that don’t know, those tests consist of testing your balance, awareness, and even a breathalyzer (which checks how much alcohol is in your system). Walter passed all of those tests with flying colors, and yet he was still handcuffed.”
Jones was then charged for driving under the influence, and TMZ caught wind of the situation. Needless to say, it was all over the internet, and hardly anyone got to hear the other side of the story.
Now, our Black Ranger is fighting back! According to TMZ, “Lawyers for Walter Jones … were in an Alabama court yesterday to enter the plea” of not guilty. The trial is set for mid-November.